A criminal justice degree from University of the Cumberlands can prepare you for a number of jobs in the protective services industry, including law enforcement. Employment of police officers and detectives is projected to grow 5 percent over the next several years with an average salary of $65,170 per year.
Perhaps instead of actively fighting crime, you’re more interested in passing along what you’ve learned. With a median annual salary of $79,540, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 11 percent over the next decade.
Or you could pursue a career in other fields altogether. With the solid foundation of critical thinking and people skills a degree in criminal justice provides, you’ll be well prepared to pursue a variety of professional positions.
- Police Officer
- Shift Supervisor
- Patrol Sergeant
- Chief of Police
- Criminal Justice Professor
- Adjunct Professor