Virginia Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Virginia has 71 colleges and universities that offer criminal justice training programs. These schools have 70 undergraduate programs and 9 graduate programs with majors in forensic science, paralegal, corrections, police science, applied sociology, administration of justice, homeland security, law enforcement and more. A few of the schools even offer online programs.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Criminal justice students may also receive scholarships from organizations like the Virginia State Police Association, American Association of State Troopers, Virginia Police Chiefs Association, and Virginia State Troopers. Scholarships are also offered at some of the colleges such as Virginia State University and Southeast Virginia College.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

The wages for criminal justice workers in Virginia are very similar to what these same workers earned across the nation, according to O*NET.

Employment growth was predicted to be higher for some occupations than others. Investigators & private detectives are projected to see job growth of twenty-five percent from 2012-2022 while correctional facility specialists & probation officers are only predicted to see a one percent growth. In high demand are police & patrol officers, which are expected to see 810 new job postings annually.

See chart below for 2014 wages, employment growth predictions and national average wages.

  • Lawyers – $117,800 – 13% – $115,000
  • Criminal investigators & detectives – $83,600 – 5% – $79,900
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $80,000 – 7% -$80,900
  • Social workers, all other – $63,800 – NA% – $59,100
  • Forensic science technicians – $65,900 – 5% – $55,400
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $56,500 – 19% – $57,200
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $53,400 – NA% – $115,100
  • Fire investigators & inspectors – $50,700 – 16% – $56,100
  • Police & patrol officers – $48,500 – 13% – $56,800
  • Investigators & private detectives – $46,600 – 25% – $44,600
  • Fish & game wardens $43,900 – 2% – $50,900
  • Correctional facility specialists & probation officers – $43,100 – 1% – $49,100
  • Jailers & correctional officers –$35,900 – 13% – $39,800

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Virginia

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Virginia

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 Virginia

Averett University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Danville, VA 

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Danville, VA 

Bluefield College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Bluefield, VA 

Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Hampton, VA 

Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


North Chesterfield, VA 

Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Virginia Beach, VA 

Central Virginia Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lynchburg, VA 

Centura College-Richmond Westend
Program Areas: Corrections


Richmond, VA 

Centura College-Virginia Beach
Program Areas: Corrections


Virginia Beach, VA 

Dabney S Lancaster Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Clifton Forge, VA 

Danville Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Danville, VA 

ECPI University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Virginia Beach, VA 

Everest College-Arlington


Arlington, VA 

Everest College-Chesapeake


Chesapeake, VA 

Everest College-McLean


Vienna, VA 

Everest College-Newport News


Newport News, VA 

Ferrum College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ferrum, VA 

George Mason University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Fairfax, VA 

Germanna Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Locust Grove, VA 

Hampton University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hampton, VA 

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


Chantilly, VA 

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


Norfolk, VA 

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


Richmond, VA 

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


Salem, VA 

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


Springfield, VA 

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Richmond, VA 

John Tyler Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Chester, VA 

Liberty University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lynchburg, VA 

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 

Longwood University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Farmville, VA 

Lord Fairfax Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Middletown, VA 

Marymount University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Arlington, VA 

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


Lynchburg, VA 

Mountain Empire Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Big Stone Gap, VA 

New River Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Dublin, VA 

Norfolk State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Norfolk, VA 

Northern Virginia Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Annandale, VA 

Patrick Henry Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Martinsville, VA 

Paul D Camp Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Franklin, VA 

Piedmont Virginia Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Charlottesville, VA 

Radford University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Radford, VA 

Rappahannock Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Glenns, VA 

Regent University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Virginia Beach, VA 

Roanoke College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salem, VA 

Sanford-Brown College-Tysons Corner
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


McLean, VA 

Shenandoah University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Winchester, VA 

Skyline College-Roanoke
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Roanoke, VA 

Southside Virginia Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Alberta, VA 

Southwest Virginia Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Richlands, VA 

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


Arlington, VA 

Thomas Nelson Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Hampton, VA 

Tidewater Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Norfolk, VA 

University of Management and Technology
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Arlington, VA 

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


Reston, VA 

University of Phoenix-Richmond-Virginia Beach Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Glen Allen, VA 

University of Richmond
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


University of Richmond, VA 

University of the Potomac-VA Campus
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Vienna, VA 

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 Commonwealth University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Richmond, VA 

Virginia Highlands Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Abingdon, VA 

Virginia Intermont College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bristol, VA 

Virginia State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Petersburg, VA 

Virginia Wesleyan College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Norfolk, VA 

Virginia Western Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Roanoke, VA 

Westwood College-Annandale
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Annandale, VA 

Westwood College-Arlington Ballston
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Arlington, VA 

Wytheville Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Wytheville, VA