Students enrolled in Oregon criminal justice programs include prospective attorneys earning an undergraduate degree in criminal justice prior to law school, future law enforcement officers preparing for law enforcement academies, and people who are working towards entry-level criminal justice jobs, which generally require a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Many criminal justice students go into jobs like probation officer, correctional treatment specialist, police patrol officer or sheriff’s patrol officer. In a report put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data shows that 648,000 sheriff’s patrol officers and police patrol officers and 94,000 correctional treatment specialists and probation officers were working in the U.S. in 2006. These numbers are expected to swell by 11% by the year 2016, leading to approximately 80,000 new criminal justice positions in these professions across the country. Oregon criminal justice jobs are expected to see a similar expansion.
If you would like to learn more about the criminal justice field, or are ready to start your Oregon criminal justice career, look through the comprehensive list of programs below to find the Oregon criminal justice program that is the right choice for you and your educational goals.