Criminal justice programs are often sought out by soon-to-be law enforcement officers who need to take criminal justice classes before entering law enforcement academies, future attorneys completing undergraduate criminal justice coursework prior to law school and anyone who is interested in entering the criminal justice field through an entry-level position, which generally requires a bachelor degree in criminal justice.
Many criminal justice professionals choose hands-on careers, such as probation officer, police patrol officer, sheriff’s patrol officer or correctional treatment specialist. In 2006, 648,000 criminal justice professionals were working as police and sheriff’s patrol officers, while 94,000 were working as probation officers and correctional treatment specialists. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has published projections for the decade between 2006 and 2016 with data that suggest an 11% growth rate for these careers during that time. This would mean an additional 80,000 criminal justice job openings across the country within the next few years. Those who are considering a North Dakota criminal justice career can expect to see job opportunities in North Dakota increase at a similar rate.
If you would like to receive more information about North Dakota criminal justice programs, or are ready to begin working towards your North Dakota criminal justice career, browse through the below list of schools to find the North Dakota criminal justice program that will help you obtain your dream job.