Top Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

Criminal Justice/Police Science programs prepare individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice/Police Science can earn up to a Postbaccalaureate certificate. On average, 52% percent of women and 48% percent of men make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Criminal Justice/Police Science is most popular in Virginia. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science is $40,800.

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3,160
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1,531
Total Females
1,629

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See where Criminal Justice/Police Science is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Criminal Justice/Police Science degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Criminal Justice/Police Science

The top ranked institutions for Criminal Justice/Police Science majors include the University of Baltimore, Wiley College and Fitchburg State University with 60 students graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science at the University of Baltimore. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Criminal Justice/Police Science Majors

Majoring in Criminal Justice/Police Science, your education is applicable to different careers. Criminal Justice/Police Science majors go on to find jobs including Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers and Detectives and Criminal Investigators which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Criminal Justice/Police Science majors include Detectives and Criminal Investigators, Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Criminal Justice/Police Science

  1. Detectives and Criminal Investigators   (Median Wage: $83,640)
  2. Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers   (Median Wage: $64,610)
  3. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $64,600)
  4. Private Detectives and Investigators   (Median Wage: $59,380)
  5. Bailiffs   (Median Wage: $48,320)
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