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 Hello all!


So, I am preparing to finish up my associates degree in criminal justice, and from here will begin my pursuit of a bachelors degree. I have talked to several people about it, and gotten various opinions. I was thinking though, that I could probably get more opinions and some answers on PL. 


The question is: is a bachelors degree in criminal justice more useful than a degree in some other field/major, for a police officer?


 


Any and all opinions are appreciated!! 


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Adam


 


 


 


 


 

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 Hello all!


So, I am preparing to finish up my associates degree in criminal justice, and from here will begin my pursuit of a bachelors degree. I have talked to several people about it, and gotten various opinions. I was thinking though, that I could probably get more opinions and some answers on PL. 


The question is: is a bachelors degree in criminal justice more useful than a degree in some other field/major, for a police officer?


 


Any and all opinions are appreciated!! 


Thanks,


Adam


 


 


 


10/27/13 try searching the site for the answers youk seek, this uestion has been asked many times.


http://policelink.monster.com/topics/86045-degree-major/posts


http://policelink.monster.com/topics/85485-degrees/posts


 


 



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Most people recommend a degree in something other than criminal justice. That way if something goes wrong (injury, or a highly competitive hiring pool) you have something else to fall back on. A degree in criminal justice is not a requirement to be a police officer, however, having a degree (in any area of study) will work in your favor.


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Any degree is fine. This has been posted numerous times.

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You will discover that any undergraduate degree will generally be acceptable for a LEO career. Criminal Justice studies can be helpful but not mandatory,... or it would be required.


I suggest you look into a Criminal Justice Management degree. This will be especially helpful when promoting later on in your career.


Lately, I have been suggesting to people to earn their BS in CJM and then keep rolling into a MSOL. Master of Science, Organizationl Leadership. With reliable and accredited distance learning being well established, this is doable.


Times have changed. Unless you have specific other vocational skills or interests, the Masters in Org Leadership is easily translatable in the private sector. The MSOL is almost always a stepping stone for someone looking for a Chief's or Sheriff's position. And, (and this has already been mentioned) that Masters in Org Leadership is a highly valuable quality in high paying administrative positions in substantial companies.


But I digress.


Whatever you decide, make sure to absolutely follow through and complete your B.A. or B.S. degree. Don't woosh out.


 


 


 


 


 


 


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Good evening jac1991.Bump to the previous posts.I am as old as the Ozark hills I retired in.I earned a degree in Criminal Justice,many moons ago.When I came on the job there were only six of us out of some six hundred who  had a degree in C.J.By the time I retired the vast majority had degrees in C.J. as does SSOOOOOOOOO many officers throughout the country .This simply means there is much more supply than demand.In essence I strongly concur with my friend Gunns post.However ,due toi the fact you already have your Associates in the subject it may be wise to continue in same.

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Good evening jac1991.Bump to the previous posts.I am as old as the Ozark hills I retired in.I earned a degree in Criminal Justice,many moons ago.When I came on the job there were only six of us out of some six hundred who  had a degree in C.J.By the time I retired the vast majority had degrees in C.J. as does SSOOOOOOOOO many officers throughout the country .This simply means there is much more supply than demand.In essence I strongly concur with my friend Gunns post.However ,due toi the fact you already have your Associates in the subject it may be wise to continue in same.


 


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This is why I suggest a Criminal Justice Management degree. Criminial Justice degrees are a dime a dozen. The Management degree has direct application in the work force as well as in the private sector, in the event 'something' keeps you from keeping a LEO career track.


Check out American Military University. Outstanding people, great people, distance learning accommodating, fairly affordable, used by veterans and accredited.


 


 


 


 



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