Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Ashland University Online
Believing in justice and making the world a safer place to live are two noble passions. You work long hours and come home exhausted from your day, but you know you need to advance your career. Ashland’s program in Criminal Justice provides students with an opportunity to be exposed to important concepts of law enforcement, corrections, and the court system from instructors with real-world experience – retired or former law enforcement officers, correctional administrators, and attorneys -- all through an interactive online learning environment. Move ahead in your career without putting your life on hold.
Why Choose Ashland University to Study Criminal Justice?
At Ashland University, we can give you the tools you need to start or advance, at a cost you can afford and with a schedule that meets the needs of a working adult.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for those in careers that typically require a criminal justice certification
is between $42,220 and $61,600 with some positions demanding over $100,000.[1,2,3,4,5]
Course Offerings in Our Criminal Justice Program:
- Criminal Investigations
- Criminal Law
- Correctional Administration
- Emergency Management
Career Paths You Could Pursue As A Criminal Justice Major:
- Federal Agent
- State Police
- Police Officer or Deputy Sheriff
- Correctional Case Manager or Correctional Administrator
- Probation or Parole Officer
Federal Law Enforcement:
- Virtually every Cabinet Level agency, from the Department of Justice to the Department of Education, has a cadre of law enforcement officers under the department’s umbrella. Federal Special Agents work to protect our nation and enforce its laws.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents are the federal government's principal investigators, responsible for enforcing more than 200 categories of federal statutes and conducting sensitive national security investigations.
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents enforce laws and regulations relating to illegal drugs.
- United States Secret Service agents protect the President, the Vice President, their immediate families, and other public officials. Other secret service agents investigate financial crimes.
- Deputy U.S. Marshalls protect our court systems and locate and capture fugitives from justice. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ONLINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM!
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- O*Net Online, Police Patrol Officers
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Police and Detectives
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Correctional Officers and Bailiffs
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers
- O*Net Online, Transit and Railroad Police
- What Police and Detectives Do