Criminal Justice Degree

Become a Criminal Justice Professional

Prepare for a career making a difference with a criminal justice degree.

Criminal Justice Degree
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Tuition
Full-time (12-16 credits): $390 per credit
Part-time (1-11 credits):  $460 per credit

Scholarships:
Globe University believes higher education should be accessible to those who want it. We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to help students pay for college.

A degree in criminal justice from Globe University can help you acquire the skills needed for a career where you’ll make a difference in the community. 

Our career-focused criminal justice degree programs prepare students with the skills needed to qualify for a variety of positions in courts, corrections or security. 

All of our criminal justice degree programs are available day or evening. You can also take bachelor's and master's criminal justice programs online.

This program does not fulfill Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements. Please check the state’s Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) board requirements to ensure eligibility for this profession.


Criminal Justice Degrees

Globe University has multiple criminal justice degree programs to choose from, including:

Not sure which degree program is right for you? Call us at 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions and a representative will be happy to help you evaluate your options.


Some states, including Minnesota, require training in addition to our criminal justice degree program for employment as a peace officer (deputy sheriff, police officer or state patrol officer).  This program does not fulfill Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements. Please check your state’s Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) board requirements to determine eligibility for this profession.

If you are self-confident, assertive and a critical thinker, you may have the basic qualities needed for a career in criminal justice. With the right preparation, you could be part of a system that makes society fair and safe.

The following is a list of potential career options for criminal justice graduates. Compensation and responsibilities can vary depending on the department and position. Consider these positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 edition.*

Private detectives and investigators are trained to find and analyze information regarding legal, personal and financial matters. They are often hired to do background checks, find missing persons and investigate computer crimes.* 

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, terrorism, illegal activity and vandalism.*

Correctional officers oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison.*

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with criminal offenders. They may be assigned to work in high-crime areas or in institutions where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook at http://www.bls.gov/oco/.

  • Job Title(s)
  • 10th Percentile Salary
  • 25th Percentile Salary
  • 50th Percentile Salary
  • Security Guards
  • $17,390
  • $19,670
  • $23,970
  • Correctional Officers Assistants
  • $27,000
  • $31,730
  • $39,040

This annual salary data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the median income for the profession.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022.

  • 12%

Security Guards

  • 5%

Correctional Officers Assistants

  • 11%

Average for all Occupations

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