A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice can open the door to many different job opportunities. Graduates of our online program will be prepared for careers in law enforcement, corrections and supervision, safety and security in both the public and private sectors.
Private companies often seek professionals to keep property secure and people safe or to conduct private investigations. In the public sector, graduates find employment at the local level in police and sheriff’s departments, at the state level with state police and prison systems, and at the national level with the federal prison system, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and many other agencies. They may also work in state and national forests as park rangers, fish and game wardens, or in airports as air marshals.
Because of the significant challenges inherent in many law enforcement careers, as well as the vital importance of this field to the fabric our society, careers in criminal justice tend to be well-compensated. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, police officers and detectives average $63,000 annually (with opportunities to earn pay boosts for working overtime and for earning academic degrees) and federal law enforcement officials and other criminal justice professionals can often earn well over $100,000.
By earning your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice online from the University of Cincinnati, you will position yourself to pursue a broad spectrum of criminal justice careers that connect with your own individual interests and passions:
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Our faculty members are very responsive to our students. They provide office hours and oftentimes their personal phone numbers, so students may easily schedule time to discuss questions or issues.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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