You were always the person in your group of friends who followed the rules, never TPing, prank phone calling, staying out past curfew, or even speeding 3 mph over the limit. And to this very day, you refuse to put a toe out of line. You’re already a hardcore follower of every letter of the law, so why not get paid it?
Your options in criminal justice are far and wide — and jobs in this field are on the rise. In fact, police and detective jobs are forecasted to rise by 10% now until 2018,* and cybersecurity is more in demand as technology advances and integrates itself into society. Average salary varies greatly depending on the discipline you are interested in (e.g., $27,000 average security guard salary to $75,000 average homicide detective salary).*
Your passion to protect, service, and investigate exists without a question. Now all it takes is putting that into motion. You see what is right and wrong — and you want to fix the wrong to make the community a safer place. How you do it is up to you. Start your path to criminal justice today.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook *Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 19 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 107 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 52 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Associate's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, and 14 Certificates.
University of Alaska Anchorage offers 12 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 62 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 41 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Associate's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK||21 : 1||7,179|
|University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK||28 : 1||12,766|
|University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK||23 : 1||2,150|
|Ilisagvik College Barrow, AK||19 : 1||233|
|Alaska Career College Anchorage, AK||52 : 1||361|