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New Mexico Criminal Justice Degree Programs
(found 24 schools)




Listed below are all of the accredited schools in New Mexico that offer Criminal Justice programs.

Overview

When your state is listed as one of the most dangerous states in the entire country, there's no doubt that criminal justice is a very important field. 24/7 Wall Street reports that New Mexico is considered the 4th most dangerous state in the country, with a violent crime rate of 559.1 per 100,000 and the 4th highest property crimes rate in the country.

Unfortunately, in addition to property crime and violent crime, organized crime is spiking in the state. KRQE reports that out-of-state gangs are setting up shop in New Mexico, leading to an increase in property crimes, drug crimes, and violent crimes. As a result, the state may need to hire more police officers and organized crime experts.

Criminal Justice Education in New Mexico

CriminalJusticePrograms.com can save you from having to wade through page after page of school listings with our easy-to-navigate school listings. Learn more about criminal justice degrees and then contact one of our featured schools!

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New Mexico schools aim to produce criminal justice graduates that are ready to work in any part of the justice process. This includes everything from reporting crimes and capturing suspects to testifying in the courtroom and working in jails. Since this field is so diverse, you need to complete a complex array of classes to earn a criminal justice degree. Your school may have its own specific class offerings, but you will probably have to take courses in the following areas while pursuing your criminal justice education:

  • Corrections
  • Policing Procedures
  • Victimology
  • Criminal Justice Ethics

You may want to set yourself ahead of your peers by specializing in an area of study or completing an internship. Many schools give you the opportunity to specialize in an area of study, like identity theft, juvenile crimes, or violent crimes. Internships, which allow you to work at a local criminal justice employer, can give you hands-on experience that will serve you well during your job search. If you want to specialize in an area of study, you may need to plan for this early on in your criminal justice education. Internships, on the other hand, are typically completed in your last year of school.

The College Affordability Grant, the New Mexico Student Incentive Grant and the Legislative Endowment Grant are good places to start looking for funding. If you plan on pursuing a criminal justice degree in New Mexico, you may also be able to find school-specific scholarships to help you financially.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in New Mexico

After graduating with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, it's time to join the almost 24,000 protective service employees in New Mexico. Since many criminal justice jobs require on-the-job training or experience, you may need to start out with an entry-level job to gain experience. Police officer, jailer, and security guard positions are often staffed by new graduates.

After you have spent time in the justice system, learning all about its ins and outs, you may be able to pursue more prestigious job titles. Investigators, private detectives, and jail supervisors all generally need experience or special training to complete their job duties, and are often required to have a Bachelor's degree.

Below are the top criminal justice career paths, along with the New Mexico salaries found at The Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2014.


Are you ready to jump into the field of criminal justice and make your community a safer place? Contact one of our featured schools to find out how you can get started! Once you've contacted schools that interest you, click here to learn about available scholarships in criminal justice.

New Mexico Criminal Justice Schools

Brookline College (Albuquerque, NM)
Programs Offered:

AS - Criminal Justice (online), AS - Paralegal Studies (online), BS - Criminal Justice (online)
Central New Mexico Community College (Albuquerque, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - EMT - Paramedic, Certificate of Achievement - EMT - Basic, Certificate of Achievement - EMT - First Responder, Certificate of Achievement - EMT - Intermediate, Certificate of Achievement - Emergency Room Technician
Clovis Community College (Clovis, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online), Associate of Science - Legal Assistant
ITT Technical Institute (Albuquerque, NM)
Programs Offered:

AA - Criminal Justice, BS - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Information Systems Security (online)
Luna Community College (Las Vegas, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Criminal Justice
Mesalands Community College (Tucumcari, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement
Navajo Technical College (Crownpoint, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Law Advocate
New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online), Associate of Applied Science - Legal Secretary, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice (online), Certificate - Corrections Officer, Certificate - Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate - Law Enforcement
New Mexico State University (Carlsbad, NM / Las Cruces, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Master of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
New Mexico State University-Alamogordo (Alamogordo, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College (Las Cruces, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Corrections, Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice
New Mexico State University-Grants (Grants, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Corrections
Northern New Mexico College (Espanola, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Police Science (online), Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
San Juan College (Farmington, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Associate of Applied Science - Police Science, Certificate - Basic Police Academy
Santa Fe Community College (Santa Fe, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Paralegal Studies, Certificate - Police Supervision
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminology
University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus (Los Lunas, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Criminology
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (Gallup, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Legal Assistant
University of New Mexico-Taos Branch (Taos, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix (Albuquerque, NM / Santa Fe, NM / Santa Teresa, NM)
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)
University of the Southwest (Hobbs, NM)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Western New Mexico University (Silver City, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Corrections, Bachelor of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Policing, Certificate - Police Academy
Willamette University (Roswell, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - National Security Science
William Carey University (Ruidoso, NM)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Criminal Justice
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