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

Overview

Wisconsin, also known as "America's Dairyland" is home to nearly six million people. As the population grows violent crimes have sky rocketed with an increase of 12.3 percent between 2011 and 2012 giving Wisconsin the highest percentage increase in the U.S. In hopes of decreasing that number, the Wisconsin Justice Department launched an anti-heroin campaign, "The Fly Effect," in Sept. 2013 according to the Journal Sentinel. With heroin being one of the state's biggest public safety problems, the Justice Department is tackling the problem at its core.

""The Fly Effect" is targeted to youths but designed so that families, community organizations or any agency can use the materials to educate others about the dangers of heroin use." -Dana Brueck, Justice Department spokeswoman

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Criminal Justice Education in Wisconsin

With CriminalJusticePrograms.com, you can easily view listings of the criminal justice degrees that help Wisconsin students advance in the field. Read more about pursuing your criminal justice education and earning your degree. Use our comprehensive directory to contact accredited universities that can help you qualify for top positions in criminal justice!

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A criminal justice degree can lead to a broad range of jobs, so a general education is often used. Some universities will offer programs with specialties or concentrations that focus on a certain area of law enforcement, such as Juvenile Corrections or the Courts System. Other career paths in Wisconsin include working for a community police department, the FBI or as a security guard. Associate, bachelor and master degree programs can help students enter almost any criminal justice career.

Most universities will offer a four-year program that covers a general overview of the Criminal Justice system. Along with basic education requirements, students will gain a well-rounded knowledge of:

  • Criminal Law
  • American Crime and Justice Systems
  • Criminal Justice History
  • Racial Relations and Ethics
  • Research and Reporting

Depending on the precise career plans the student has, the university or trade school they are attending may be able to help them get an internship. Criminal Justice internships can help students gain connections and get a real world understanding of their career. This is crucial for those who plan on working in the field, rather than simply conducting research. Since several schools will offer introductory classes online, this is becoming a practical substitute for some lab classes.

If you are pursuing a criminal justice degree in Wisconsin and require funding, you may want to look into the Robert L. Stonek Award and the Katherine Prichard Benz Award. The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives also provides scholarships.

You can also find criminal justice scholarship opportunities by clicking here.

Outlook for Criminal Justice in Wisconsin

With more than 50,000 people work in a criminal justice-related field, not including lawyers and paralegals, Wisconsin has plenty of opportunities for a Criminal Justice graduate. The field refers to many professional and entry-level positions. Almost 12,000 people in the field are police and sheriff patrol officers. The degree is also easily incorporated into other majors, allowing some people to get into an incredibly specific position if they so desire. This means that some may take on the position of a patrol officer or private investigator, but may have a highly specific duty if there is a need for it.

A police or sheriff patrol officer in Wisconsin earns on average $54,170, while a detective or criminal investigator earns $68,330. Legal assistants in Wisconsin earn a mean annual salary of $43,850, according to 2012 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some of the lower paying salaries are typically filled by those with two-year degrees. In Wisconsin, this doesn't necessarily mean a large cut in pay. Bailiffs are typically the lowest pay, with a mean hourly wage of $14.34. This is below the national average, but well-above Wisconsin minimum wage. The average salary for all protective service positions in Wisconsin is nearly $40,000.

If you're ready to step up and make an impact in the field of criminal justice, contact our featured schools to learn more about their programs!

Wisconsin Criminal Justice Schools

Blackhawk Technical College (Janesville, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
Bryant & Stratton College (Milwaukee, WI / Wauwatosa, WI)
Programs Offered:

AAS - Criminal Justice (online), AAS - Paralegal Studies (online), Associate Degree - Criminal Justice, Associate of Science - IT-Security, Associate of Science - Paralegal, BS - Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online), Paralegal Studies Certificate (online)
Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Forensic Science, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Science - Paralegal, Post Baccalaureate Certificate - Paralegal, Technical Diploma - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
College of Menominee Nation (Keshena, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts and Sciences - Liberal Studies - Tribal Legal Studies
Concordia University-Wisconsin (Green Bay, WI / Mequon, WI / Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Management of Criminal Justice, Bachelors - Management of Criminal Justice, Bachelors in Criminal Justice & Public Policy
Edgewood College (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement (online), Certificate - Basic Criminal Investigator (online), Certificate - Child Protection Investigator (online), Certificate - Corrections (online), Certificate - Crime Prevention Practitioner (online), Certificate - Crime Prevention Professional (online), Certificate - Crime Prevention Specialist, Certificate - Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute, Certificate - Cyber Crime Investigation (online), Certificate - Exploring Public Safety Careers, Certificate - Hotel Security Specialist, Certificate - Loss Prevention Specialist (online), Certificate - Private Investigation Specialist (online), Certificate - Professional Security Consultant (online), Certificate - Security Officer Professional (online), Certificate - Security Officer Specialist (online), Certificate - Security Specialist (online), Technical Diploma - Academy of Law Enforcement
Gateway Technical College (Kenosha, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Certificate - Law Enforcement Officer
Globe University (Eau Claire, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies, Associate Degree - Paralegal Studies (online), Bachelor Degree - Paralegal Studies, Bachelor Degree - Paralegal Studies (online), Certificate - Legal Administrative Assistant
Herzing University (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Legal Assisting/Paralegal
ITT Technical Institute (Green Bay, WI / Greenfield, WI / Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice (online), Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (online)
Lakeshore Technical College (Cleveland, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science - Judicial Reporting, Certificate - Judicial Reporting
Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Judicial Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Post Baccalaureate Certificate - Paralegal Studies, Technical Diploma - Law Enforcement Academy
Marian University of Fond du Lac (Fond du Lac, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science, Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security Leadership, Master of Science - Criminal Justice Leadership
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminology and Law Studies, Bachelor of Science - Social Welfare and Justice, Certificate - Law Enforcement Leadership and Management
Mid-State Technical College (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Corrections, Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Judicial Reporting, Certificate - Private Security Officer I, Certificate - Private Security Officer II
Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Judicial Reporting, Associate of Applied Science - Legal Administrative Professional, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Certificate - Law Enforcement, Certificate - Paralegal Studies
Moraine Park Technical College (Fond du Lac, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Corrections, Certificate - Judicial Reporting
Nicolet Area Technical College (Rhinelander, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
Northcentral Technical College (Wausau, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Correctional Officer, Certificate - Juvenile Detention Officer, Certificate - Law Enforcement Crowd Management, Certificate - Law Enforcement Officer, Certificate - Less-Lethal Weapons Instruction, Diploma - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Corrections, Associate of Science - Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, Associate of Science - Paralegal, Technical Diploma - Criminal Justice Law Enforcement
Rasmussen College (Appleton, WI / Green Bay, WI / Wausau, WI)
Programs Offered:

AS - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online), AS in CJ - Correction (online), Accelerated Criminal Justice Bachelors Degree - Completion Program - Leadership and Management Specialization, Accelerated Criminal Justice Bachelors Degree-Completion Program - Leadership and Management Specialization, Accelerated Human Services Bachelor Degree-Completion Program, Accelerated Human Services Bachelors Degree-Completion Program, BS - Criminal Justice (online), BS in CJ - Client Services (online), BS in CJ - Homeland Security (online), Criminal Justice Associate, Human Services Associate, Human Services Associate
, Information Technology Management Associate - Network Security, Information Technology Management Associates - Network Security, Paralegal Associate, Paralegal Certificate
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Fennimore, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Law Enforcement
University of Phoenix (Brookfield, WI / Madison, WI)
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 Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Certificate - Death Investigation, Certificate - Forensic Science, Certificate - Forensic Toxicology, Master of Science - Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Platteville, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Chemistry - Criminalistics, Graduate Diploma - Criminal Justice (online), Master of Science - Criminal Justice (online), Minor - Forensic Investigtion
Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
Waukesha County Technical College (Pewaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Law Enforcement
Western Technical College (La Crosse, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate of Applied Science - Paralegal Studies, Certificate - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (Shell Lake, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Criminal Justice - Corrections, Associate Degree - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Associate Degree - Judicial Reporting, Technical Diploma - Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
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