Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

The educational bar for entering the law enforcement field has sharply risen in the last decade. This, in part, explains the exponential growth of this major at schools across the country. However, another key factor behind Criminal Justice’s place as the 6th most popular major at U.S. institutions are the associated specialty areas of study that can lead to exciting careers. These include: forensic accounting, counterterrorism, criminal psychology, homeland security, and forensic science. No matter your area of concentration, the schools on our list of Best Colleges for Criminal Justice will help you achieve your career aims in the world of law enforcement.

Click the links below for more information about each college's criminal justice program. Click here to read our methodology.

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