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

Overview

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Criminal Justice Education in Tennessee

There are a large number of degrees offered in Tennessee colleges for criminal justice programs. An Associate's Degree for Criminal Justice is offered in many Tennessee colleges throughout the state. There are Bachelor's degree courses offered in criminal justice administration and in legal studies in several cities in Tennessee as well.

Tennessee students have a variety of funding options at their fingertips for criminal justice education, including the Tennessee Hope Access Grant, Tennessee Ned McWherter Scholars Program, the Bird Dog Foundation Essay Contest and Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program.

Tennessee has a Transfer Pathway for those with Associate Degrees to move into a bachelor's program. The requirements include core courses, plus emphasis on criminal justice and law enforcement course.

A BS in Criminal Justice graduates may pursue employment at the local, state or federal level as a criminal investigator, corrections officer, legal assistant, customs agent or court administrator.

The Department of Justice offer internship programs for undergraduates in their senior year and those Criminal Justice students who have specifically been accepted in the CJA programs. This opens the door in over thirty criminal justice agencies, such as the district attorney's office, public defenders, for probation and parole officers and in various courts. This is a huge advantage for students to be able to experience the day to day operations of the criminal justice system, while also seeing the applications of the theory at work in the profession.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in Tennessee

If you choose to pursue a career in protective services with your criminal justice degree, you can expect a mean annual salary of $34,000 in the state of Tennessee. Exact figures vary depending on experience. However, investigators earn nearly $63,000, on par for the region, according to 2012 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a variety of different types of available job. Each applicant will be thoroughly investigated, which means former employers, acquaintances, neighbors, previous schools, credit history, military records and credit will all be reviewed before a job if offered. There are a number of benefits in addition to 14 weeks of special training and a variety of interesting job choices.

Other federal jobs found throughout the state of Tennessee include working with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), Homeland Security and Criminal Investigator.

Numerous counties in Tennessee have job openings for police or probation officers and deputy sheriffs. If you choose to get a criminal justice degree, whether as a paralegal or a corrections officer in Tennessee the beginning salary may start out at $33,000 annually. Income will always increase with additional experience.

According to LawEnforcementEDU.net there are a huge number of vacancies in various police positions. Salaries very according to the area of the state and the individuals experience. The average Tennessee salaries in 2010:

  • A police and sheriff's patrol officer - $40,660
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives - $55.140
  • Detectives and criminal Investigators - $48,210

Graduates of a Criminal Justice Program have a vast array of agencies offering excellent jobs, particularly in federal agencies. In addition to the career fields listed above, other options include the FBI, Secret Service, Border Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

We hope our information helped with your career decisions. Now, you can find criminal justice schools in Tennessee below to request information from multiple colleges and help you choose the best program for your career path. If you are concerned about paying for school, you may want to visit this page to learn more about criminal justice scholarships.

Tennessee Criminal Justice Schools

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Traditional On Campus Programs:
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Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online)
Bethel University (McKenzie, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelors in Criminal Justice (online), Masters in Criminal Justice (online)
Chattanooga State Community College (Chattanooga, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
Cleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice: Public and Government Service, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Technical Certificate - Law Enforcement Training
Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Corrections, Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement
Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Daymar Institute (Clarksville, TN / Murfreesboro, TN / Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Criminal Justice, Associate Degree - Police Studies, Associate of Science - Paralegal, Certificate - Criminal Justice, Diploma - Criminal Justice
Dyersburg State Community College (Dyersburg, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Law Enforcement
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts - Criminology, Master of Science - Criminal Justice, Master of Science - Criminology
Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
ITT Technical Institute (Chattanooga, TN / Cordova, TN / Knoxville, TN / Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Kaplan Career Institute (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Diploma - Criminal Justice
King College (Bristol, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
Lane College (Jackson, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice Administration, Master of Arts - Criminal Justice Administration
Nashville State Community College (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Police Science - Crime Scene Investigation, Associate of Applied Science - Police Science - Police Administration, Certificate - Police Science Academy
Pellissippi State Community College (Knoxville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies
Remington College (Memphis, TN / Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online), Criminal Justice - Associates
Roane State Community College (Harriman, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal
South College (Knoxville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Science - Paralegal, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Corrections, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Applied Science - Police Science, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
The University of Tennessee-Martin (Martin, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Master of Science - Criminal Justice
University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice, Master of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Phoenix (Chattanooga, TN / Cordova, TN / Franklin, TN / Nashville, TN)
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)
Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science / Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Technical Certificate - Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
Walters State Community College (Morristown, TN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Public Safety - Law Enforcement, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice, Technical Certificate - Basic Law Enforcement Officer Academy