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Criminal Justice Major Guide: A New Resource About Criminal Justice Degree Programs


(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 01, 2012 ) Houston, TX -- Criminal justice major degree programs prepare graduates to enter career paths associated with the social and legal aspects of a crime. Graduates from accredited criminal justice major degree programs become police officers, crime prevention specialists, correctional officers, paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, judges, court reporters, crime scene investigators and members of the FBI, DEA, CIA and other government agencies. Curriculum includes liberal arts education requirements and courses in criminal investigation, forensic law, psychology, constitutional law, criminology, criminal procedure, and juvenile justice. Coursework is designed to develop students observation and problem-solving skills and teach students the principles of preventing and punishing crimes and the role of ethics in criminal justice.

According to Criminal Justice Major Guide, graduates of the best criminal justice major degree programs enjoy a positive, stable job outlook and significant earning potential. Crime prevention specialists earn a median annual salary of $36,174. For correctional officers, the median annual salary is slightly higher, at $39,721. Police officers earn a median annual salary of $50,241. Crime scene investigators can anticipate entry-level salaries as high as $63,000 per year. In specialized areas of law enforcement, such as the FBI, DEA, and CIA, experienced officers at high levels can earn an annual salary of more than $92,500. Obtaining a legal position may require an advanced degree, but it also boosts earning potential. Starting salary for attorneys can be close to $100,000 per year. provides information on the educational options available and the career opportunities open to graduates of accredited criminal justice programs. The resource includes articles on specific colleges with criminal justice majors, scholarships available to criminal justice students and criminal justice programs available in specific geographic locations like California and Georgia. Prospective students can access rankings of the top 10 best online criminal justice major degree programs, like the University of California in Irvine, the University of Phoenix and Kaplan University.

About Criminal Justice Major Guide

Criminal Justice Major Guide educates prospective students on the best traditional and online criminal justice degree programs and the employment opportunities available to graduates of these programs.

Victoria Chadaga


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