FAQs About Criminal Justice Schools

FAQs About Criminal Justice Schools

Can I do a criminal justice internship?

You might find opportunities with the FBI, local government agencies, non-profit groups, and public service agencies. Most internships are not paid, but they provide you with invaluable experience. Completing a successful internship not only looks great on a resume, but also gives you insight into your chosen career field and really lets you know if you are on the right path as a criminal justice major. To find an internship, visit your school's career services department, contact local agencies directly, or join Monster College.

Are there scholarships offered to criminal justice students?

The first place to check about scholarships is your school's financial aid office. Many schools have their own scholarship programs. Also, check with local law enforcement and legal service organizations. They are often great sources for local scholarships. Another way to find scholarships is to use a free web search service, such as FastWeb. For more on finding a criminal justice scholarship, see Scholarships for Criminal Justice School.

What kind of degree can I get in criminal justice?

Those interested in getting an introduction to the field and starting in an entry level position could earn a diploma or certificate. Many students opt for the associate's degree, while still others go for the bachelor's or even a graduate degree. The great thing about criminal justice degrees is that you can build on your credentials depending on how your career unfolds. For more information about criminal justice degrees, read Degrees in Criminal Justice.

Can I study criminal justice online?

Yes, you can! Criminal justice is one of the most popular online degrees offered today, and it's offered by a variety of institutions. Online criminal justice students can earn a degree at any level, all from the comforts of their own home. Pursuing an online criminal justice degree allows students to find the best school for them, regardless of where it's located, while capitalizing on local resources for internships and other experiences. For more information, see Online Criminal Justice Degree Resources.

How can I make sure I pick the right criminal justice program?

With all the programs to choose from, picking the right criminal justice school can seem like an overwhelming process. But it doesn't have to be as daunting as it seems! A great way to pick the right program is to make a list of everything you want in a school, and then rank those items in order of importance to you. Some students might like a small school, while others hate the idea. Some want to go online.

For more help on how to choose a criminal justice program, see Selecting a Criminal Justice School and Ranking Criminal Justice Schools and Programs.

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