South Carolina Criminal Justice Degrees

According to a 2015 USA Today report, South Carolina is ranked the 6th-most dangerous state to live due to the high crime rate. This alone makes a criminal justice career quite demanding and challenging, but should indicate opportunity for those thinking about entering the justice system in South Carolina.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Programs in South Carolina

Finding a criminal justice program in South Carolina should be fairly easy considering there are about 42 colleges and universities offering criminal justice programs with 42 undergraduate degree options and five graduate degree options.

Universities in South Carolina offer a multitude of majors, including criminal justice, paralegal, network administration and security, forensics, security and investigation, law enforcement training, correctional training, and more.

SC Criminal Justice Scholarships

South Carolina offers various scholarship options for students entering criminal justice and law enforcement programs. South Carolina Troopers Association, the American Association of State Troopers, State Lodge South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Foundation are a few of the organizations that offer criminal justice scholarships.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice specialists’ wages ranged from high to low depending on the occupation. For instance, judges, magistrate judges & magistrates earned $64,000 in 2014 while the national average for this occupation was $115,100.

Police & sheriff’s patrol officers earned $37,000, and the national average was $56,800. Another occupation, fire inspectors & investigators earned $35,700, which is much lower than the national average of $56,100. Wages lower than the national average in 2014 were pretty consistent for all the criminal justice workers in South Carolina, according to O*NET.

However, most of the criminal justice occupations are predicted to see fairly good job growth and employment opportunities. O*NET reports that lawyers should see about 200 new job postings annually; correctional officers & jailers should see about 220, and police & sheriff’s patrol officers should see about 370.

Employment growth for 2012-2022 was predicted to be fifteen percent for criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers; eleven percent for private detectives & investigators; twelve percent for lawyers; and six percent police & sheriff’s patrol officers. Social workers, judges, and probation officers were projected to see little to no job growth during that decade.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in South Carolina

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from South Carolina

Over a dozen different Criminal Justice Programs, including Associate's in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, and Paralegal Studies, and Master's programs in Criminal Justice. Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in South Carolina

Aiken Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Graniteville, SC 

Benedict College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbia, SC 

Bob Jones University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greenville, SC 

Brown Mackie College-Greenville
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greenville, SC 

Central Carolina Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Sumter, SC 

Centura College-Columbia
Program Areas: Corrections


Columbia, SC 

Charleston Southern University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Charleston, SC 

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Charleston, SC 

Claflin University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orangeburg, SC 

Denmark Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Denmark, SC 

Florence-Darlington Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Florence, SC 

Forrest College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Anderson, SC 

Greenville Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greenville, SC 

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Conway, SC 

ITT Technical Institute-Columbia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Columbia, SC 

ITT Technical Institute-Greenville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Greenville, SC 

ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Myrtle Beach, SC 

ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


North Charleston, SC 

Lander University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Greenwood, SC 

Over a dozen different Criminal Justice Programs, including Associate's in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, and Paralegal Studies, and Master's programs in Criminal Justice. Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Limestone College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Gaffney, SC 

Midlands Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


West Columbia, SC 

Miller-Motte Technical College-North Charleston
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Charleston, SC 

Morris College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Sumter, SC 

Northeastern Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cheraw, SC 

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Orangeburg, SC 

Piedmont Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greenwood, SC 

South Carolina State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Orangeburg, SC 

South University-Columbia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbia, SC 

Southern Wesleyan University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Central, SC 

Spartanburg Methodist College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Spartanburg, SC 

Strayer University-South Carolina
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Greenville, SC 

Technical College of the Lowcountry
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Beaufort, SC 

Tri-County Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pendleton, SC 

Trident Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Charleston, SC 

University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbia, SC 

University of South Carolina-Columbia
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbia, SC 

University of South Carolina-Lancaster
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lancaster, SC 

University of South Carolina-Upstate
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Spartanburg, SC 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Voorhees College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Denmark, SC 

York Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rock Hill, SC