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A Criminal Justice Career May Be Ideal for Military Personnel

Are you a veteran searching for your next call of duty? Or maybe you have college credit towards a degree that you began prior to joining the military but haven’t yet completed. Regardless of your situation, you can complement your military background by earning an online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice degree from Lamar University.

Your Military Service Counts

The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is ideal for military personnel of all ages and stages — active duty, reservists and veterans. Also, you may qualify for various education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help fund your degree.

In fact, Lamar University offers resources to help students explore VA educational assistance program options. Lamar University seeks to connect military service members, veterans and their families with outstanding educational opportunities through these resources and support. Plus, you can apply military transfer credits toward your B.S. in Criminal Justice, expediting degree completion and reducing your total tuition costs.

Through enrolling in an online criminal justice degree program, you can finish your educational journey by studying disciplines such as criminology, law, ethics, technology, history and sociology. You can also develop research, analytical and communication skills that may be valuable to a current supervisor or future employer. The many traits you develop during your military career are also important traits for criminal justice jobs.

Criminal Justice Careers

Click around on several online job boards, and you’ll discover that criminal justice careers are bountiful. Civilian employers may be looking for candidates like you who have leadership skills, military experience and a criminal justice degree, which could be useful in any number of occupations. FBI agent, game warden, homicide detective, law enforcement administrator, paralegal and forensic science technician are just a few career opportunities for criminal justice majors.

For active-duty personnel, a criminal justice degree can help you move up the chain of command with a promotion in rank and pay as well as more responsibilities. And earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice while actively serving can show commanding officers that you are determined to achieve your goals.

Why Online?

Pursuing an online criminal justice degree offers the flexibility to enroll at any time and take courses at your own pace, whether you’re working, taking care of a family, between deployments or all the above. All you need is a computer and Internet service to get started on your degree; lectures, homework and class discussions can be accessed from anywhere.

If you’ve made it through basic military training, you have developed focus, dedication and other qualities that are essential for successfully completing an online criminal justice degree. Consider taking the next step and enroll in a flexible, convenient degree program that suits you.

Learn more about Lamar University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

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