If you have a passion for the law or are fascinated by the criminal justice system, Law and Criminal Justice may be the field for you. This discipline encompasses all the ways in which government protects individuals from crime: by maintaining order, deterring crime, and bringing those who commit crime to justice. A degree is this field will prepare you for any number of career paths in local, state, and federal agencies, or can help you advance in your current career. Law enforcement and corrections are the most common areas of study, but you could also opt to focus on forensic science, paralegal, court reporting, criminal justice, criminal psychology and many more.
Below are just a few of the many areas of study within this discipline. Review the descriptions to help you decide on your area of specialization.