Most careers in criminal justice in Alaska require a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, which is also a popular undergraduate degree choice for students who plan to go on to attend an Alaska law school. Popular Alaska criminal justice careers, such as police officer or sheriff, often require criminal justice coursework before a candidate can be accepted into a law enforcement academy.
Another common criminal justice career in Alaska is becoming a probation officer, which requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-2009 Edition projects that this career will experience an expansion of 11% between 2006 and 2016. With 94,000 probation officer jobs in the country in 2006, this would mean an addition of approximately 11,000 jobs across the country. Alaska probation officers, and other criminal justice professionals, can expect to see a parallel rate of growth in Alaska criminal justice careers.
Learn more about entering an Alaska criminal justice career, or find the criminal justice program that will jumpstart your criminal justice career in Alaska, by browsing through the comprehensive list of schools offering criminal justice programs listed below.