While in college for your criminal justice associate degree you will learn a variety of things. Your coursework is likely to include:
Once you obtain your associate degree, you will be able to get a career in an entry-level position, and then advance as the job goes on, or you mmay choose to apply your credits towards earning a bachelor's degree. Some jobs that you may be qualified for with an associate degree in criminal justice are:
- Social Policy
- Politics of Law
- Criminal Justice
- Police and Society
- Civil Liberties
- Administration of Criminal Justice
- History of the American Legal System
Not only must you hold an associate degree for these and other related careers, you also need to keep up your GPA and gain as much practical experience as you can. Participate in any events that involve hands on criminal justice experience - it will look phenomenal on your resume. Employers are becoming more strict when it comes to the hiring process. Be sure to take advantage of any opportunity you may have for a related internship. The chances of you finding a great career with your associate degree will be much better with the added experience.
- Police Officer
- Correctional Officer
- Emergency Dispatcher
- Fish and Game Warden
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