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Nevada Criminal Justice Degree Programs
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Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Nevada that offer Criminal Justice programs.

Overview

Home to Las Vegas, Nevada hosts swarms of tourists every year. While this has significantly increased the amount of money that Nevada brings in from tourism, it has also created a huge amount of crime throughout the state. In fact, USA Today reports that Nevada is the second most dangerous state in the United States.

Nevada ranks high in terms of violent crime; the U.S. Census Bureau reports that Nevada has the third-highest rate of violent crime in the country. According to U.S.A. Today, robberies, motor vehicle thefts, rape, and aggravated assault cases are prevalent in the state.

While much of Nevada's crime is centered in Reno and Las Vegas, its populace also plays a role. Nevada has some of the lowest high school graduation rates and college graduation rates in the country.

Criminal Justice Education in Nevada

When you use CriminalJusticePrograms.com, you can search for criminal justice degrees in your area. Find out what it is like to earn a criminal justice degree and use our quick search form to find schools that can help you reach your goals.

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There are several levels of criminal justice degrees, each of which can help you achieve different career goals in the industry. An Associate's degree can usually be completed in two years, and it can prepare you for entry-level work in several different criminal justice fields. Many criminal justice education students aspire to hold a Bachelor's degree, which allows you to explore more criminal justice careers.

A criminal justice curriculum is designed to educate you on every step of the criminal justice, from learning about crimes and identifying suspects to what happens in the courtroom. As a result, you generally have to take a wide variety of classes. Classes required in almost every criminal justice education include:

  • Criminology
  • Corrections and Policing
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Court Procedure

Once you get to higher-level courses, you may be able to take classes that give you a deeper understanding of one of the above-listed courses.

Since criminal justice programs cover so many topics, some schools allow you to choose a specialty. Common specialty areas include Law Enforcement, Corrections, Internet Crime, and Forensic Science.

The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship program is one financial aid option for Nevada students; however, your best bet for funding is to look to the Nevada state post-secondary schools.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in Nevada

The career options that are open to you depend on what kind of degree you have and what experience you have in the field. Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are about 38,600 people working in criminal justice fields in Nevada. The most prevalent jobs in this field are for security guards and police or patrol officers.

If you have an Associate's degree, you can select from job titles like bailiff, security guard, and correctional officer. These jobs allow you to work in a variety of different environments. While bailiffs usually work in courtrooms and correctional officers work in prisons, security guards can be hired at a wide range of companies. After earning a Bachelor's degree, you may be qualified for a much wider selection of careers. Some career titles that require Bachelor's degrees include detectives/criminal investigators, private detectives, fire inspectors, and supervisors.

We've put together the salary for some top criminal justice career paths below, from data found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Are you ready to start your journey to a criminal justice career? Contact our featured schools in your area to learn more about your degree choices. Once you've contacted schools that interest you, click here to learn about available scholarships in criminal justice.

Nevada Criminal Justice Schools

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Brightwood College (Las Vegas, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree Criminal Justice - Las Vegas, NV
Career College of Northern Nevada (Sparks, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Paralegal
College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Correctional, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Hotel/Industry Security, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Juvenile Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Training Academy, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts - Emergency Management Administration, Certificate - Legal Support Specialist, Certificate - Paralegal, Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Training Academy, Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice - Public Safety Communication, Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice (online)
Everest College (Henderson, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Great Basin College (Elko, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Corrections, Associate of Applied Science - Human Services, Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement
ITT Technical Institute (Henderson, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Nevada State College (Henderson, NV)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Public Administration - Law Enforcement
Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Corrections / Probation, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Investigations, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Juvenile Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Military Occupations, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice - Community Policing and Problem Solving, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice - Pre-Law, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy, Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice
University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Master of Arts - Professional - Criminal Justice, Master of Arts - Traditional - Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix (Henderson, NV / Las Vegas, NV / Nellis AFB, NV / Reno, NV)
Programs Offered:

BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Human Services (online), BS - Criminal Justice Administration - Management (online), BS - Criminal Justice Administration (online), BS - Organizational Security Management (online), MS - Administration of Justice and Security (online)
Western Nevada College (Carson City, NV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Academy, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice: 9-1-1 Dispatch Telecomm., Certificate of Achievement - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Academy