Wyoming Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Wyoming only has 8 schools that offer criminal justice programs and eight undergraduate programs. However, these colleges and universities offer a nice selection of areas of study.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Students can choose from corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement, forensic science, paralegal, homeland security and more.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Wyoming also offers scholarships to deserving and eligible criminal justice and law enforcement students. Organizations offering scholarships include American Association of State Troopers, Wyoming Highway Patrol Association, Wyoming Peace Officers Association and Wyoming Police Department.

Students may also be eligible for national scholarships and criminal justice scholarships through specific colleges.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice and law enforcement personnel earned wages in Wyoming that were, for the most part, lower than the national average in 2014, according to a report by O*NET. While some wages were very close, others like lawyers and judges were substantially lower. Employment growth predictions ranged from negative numbers (no growth) up to eighteen percent for 2012-2022. Wyoming wages for 2014, job growth projections and national average wages are listed.

– Lawyers – $82,000 – 12% – $105,900
– Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $80,200 – 7% – $115,100
– First-line supervisors of police & detectives $69,300 – 8% -$80,900
– Criminal investigators & detectives – $67,700 – 5% – $79,900
– Forensic science technicians – $64,900 – 2% – $55,400
– Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $64,500 – 18% – $57,200
– Fish & game wardens $59,100– NA%- $50,900
– Police & patrol officers – $51,600 – 8% – $56,800
– Social workers, all other – $NA – 4% – $59,100
– Fire investigators & inspectors – $47,200 – NA% – $56,100
– Correctional facility specialists & probation officers – $46,200 – -4% – $49,100
– Jailers & correctional officers – $39,200 – 4% – $39,800
– Investigators & private detectives – $38,000 – 13% – $44,600