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Do you have a strong interest in the way in which the legal system works? If so, perhaps you should consider a career in one of the many aspects of criminal justice. If you are interested in police work, the court system, private security, or the corrections and prison system, a degree in criminal justice will have much to offer you.

Criminal justice degree programs are available at associate, bachelor, and master level. As the employment opportunities in criminal justice are highly varied, you may wish to check the degree requirements of specific jobs which interest you. You should also consider the relevance of any work experience you have to offer. If you are interested in an entry-level job, then an associate degree may be sufficient. For more senior posts you should consider at least a bachelor’s degree. You can expect to study a very wide range of interesting courses en route to your degree. The criminal justice system, law enforcement, investigations, evidence, and criminology are just a few of the subjects you will master. You may find the study of criminal use of technology especially fascinating.

Whether you are looking to advance an existing criminal justice career, or looking for a new career path, a criminal justice degree will increase your chances of success. Employment opportunities for graduates exist in policing agencies (both public and private), private security firms, the court system, prison and correctional institutes, and social services.

Publish date: February 10, 2011