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Please note: Students interested in completing the BS program in Yuma are encouraged to complete a TAG program. Admission requirements are below.
The criminology and criminal justice program is for students who want to understand the causes of crime, the role of criminal justice agencies in the control of crime, and the consequences of crime. They will learn sociological, psychological, biological and economic explanations for individual crime as well as differences in crime across neighborhoods, states, countries and over time. They will learn about the history, legal issues and current practices of crime control via police agencies, the court system, prisons, probation and parole.
These topics are delivered by top-ranking research faculty who offer students hands-on research opportunities and by experienced criminal justice professionals with intimate knowledge of the daily realities of crime and criminals. Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in more than 200 agencies, study abroad programs, and flexible course scheduling offered in-person, online and across multiple campuses.
Criminology and Criminal Justice (BS)
Public Service and Community Solutions, College of
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates of the criminology and criminal justice program find a strong job market in the public and private sectors. Employment opportunities exist in:
Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees in law, criminology and criminal justice, and other social science disciplines.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Correctional Officers and Jailers||3.7%||$39,780|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||5%||$56,810|
|First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers||3.1%||$57,970|
|Forensic Science Technicians||26.6%||$55,360|
|Criminal Investigators and Special Agents||-1.2%||$79,870|
|Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary||21.4%||$57,200|
|Immigration and Customs Inspectors||-1.2%||$79,870|
|Police Identification and Records Officers||-1.2%||$79,870|
|Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts||4.9%||$65,440|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Police Patrol Officers||5%||$56,810|
|First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||4.2%||$80,930|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||5.2%||$44,570|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs||5%||$56,810|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||6.2%||$42,120|
|Special Forces Officers|
|Loss Prevention Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Transit and Railroad Police||3.5%||$51,690|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).