Tennessee Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Students who want careers in law enforcement or criminal justice and want to study in Tennessee have several schools from which to choose. With colleges and universities offering 51 undergraduate degrees and 7 graduate degrees, students can choose from various areas of study. Criminal justice, police science –criminal investigation, criminal justice administration, paralegal studies, criminology, law enforcement, and homeland security are some of the many study areas offered at the Tennessee criminal justice schools.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Tennessee has several organizations that offer scholarships to criminal justice students, including the American Association of State Troopers, Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee State Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police and Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. Students may also find scholarships at some of the colleges like Tennessee State University and Walters State Community College.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

According to figures by O*NET, 2014 wages earned by most criminal justice workers were lower than the national average. Projected job growth for 2012-2022 range from -4 to about thirty-four percent depending on the occupation.

Lawyers can expect to see about 380 new job postings annually and police & sheriff’s patrol officers and first-line supervisors of police & detectives should see 490 and 90, respectively. Below are 2014 wages, predicted job growth and national average wages.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $117,200 – 6% – $115,100
  • Lawyers – $98,000 – 31% – $115,000
  • Fish & game wardens – $66,400 – -4% – $50,900
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $55,500 – 10% -$80,900
  • Private detectives & investigators – $54,800 – 34% – $44,600
  • Social workers, all other – $53,800 – 19% – $59,100
  • Detectives & investigators – $51,100 – 9% – $79,900
  • Forensic science technicians – $49,700 – NA% – $55,400
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $46,900 – 12% – $57,200
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $41,100 – 11% – $56,800
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $35,500 – 3% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$28,800 – NA% – $39,800

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Tennessee

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Tennessee

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 Tennessee

Argosy University-Nashville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Nashville, TN 

Austin Peay State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Clarksville, TN 

Bryan College-Dayton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Dayton, TN 

Chattanooga College Medical Dental and Technical Careers
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Chattanooga, TN 

Chattanooga State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Chattanooga, TN 

Cleveland State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cleveland, TN 

Columbia State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Columbia, TN 

Cumberland University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lebanon, TN 

Daymar Institute-Clarksville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Clarksville, TN 

Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Murfreesboro, TN 

Daymar Institute-Nashville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Nashville, TN 

Dyersburg State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Dyersburg, TN 

East Tennessee State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Johnson City, TN 

Freed-Hardeman University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Henderson, TN 

Hiwassee College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Madisonville, TN 

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


Chattanooga, TN 

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


Cordova, TN 

ITT Technical Institute-Johnson City
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Johnson City, TN 

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


Knoxville, TN 

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


Nashville, TN 

Kaplan Career Institute-Nashville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Nashville, TN 

King University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Bristol, TN 

Lane College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Jackson, TN 

Le Moyne-Owen College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Memphis, TN 

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 

Lincoln Memorial University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Harrogate, TN 

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


Pulaski, TN 

Middle Tennessee State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Murfreesboro, TN 

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


Chattanooga, TN 

Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville
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Clarksville, TN 

Nashville State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Nashville, TN 

Northeast State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Blountville, TN 

Remington College-Memphis Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Memphis, TN 

Remington College-Nashville Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Nashville, TN 

Roane State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Harriman, TN 

South College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Knoxville, TN 

Southwest Tennessee Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Memphis, TN 

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


Memphis, TN 

Tennessee State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Nashville, TN 

Tennessee Wesleyan College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Athens, TN 

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Chattanooga, TN 

The University of Tennessee-Martin
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Martin, TN 

Trevecca Nazarene University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Nashville, TN 

University of Memphis
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Memphis, TN 

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


Chattanooga, TN 

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


Cordova, TN 

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


Nashville, TN 

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

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Chattanooga, TN 

Volunteer State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Gallatin, TN 

Walters State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Morristown, TN