Question by PrettyKitty: Best colleges for these majors/minors in Virginia?
I want to major in law enforcement to become a police officer and later detective, CSI, or anything in that field. I looked at VMI, but they don’t major in law enforcement. I though it’d be good to go to a military school like VMI, but once again, they don’t have a law enforcement major or minor. Can you recommend any colleges in Virginia that have a good Law Enforcement major?
Answer by Kristin
Most state universities and colleges will have law enforcement majors. These majors might be called different names by individual schools. Some common names for these programs are criminal justice, criminology, and justice studies. I have given you a link to all of the public schools in Virginia. If you click on the word degree a list of the degrees each school offers will pop up. This site also gives you a link to the school’s web site so that you can see what each school has to offer. You should pick 3 or 4 of these schools and go visit them. Most schools will give you the option to speak with a representative from the department you are interested in if you make reservations 3 to 4 weeks in advance. I think it would be beneficial for you to go to a public state school, because the state is in charge of their own security so they have a vested interest in keeping their schools up to date with the latest statistics, information, and technology. Not to mention that a public school will charge far less tuition. Also I believe state universities and colleges are able to give the best internships because of their size and their relationships with the surrounding communities. I hope this helps. Good luck! I hope you achieve your goal of becoming a police officer. We sure need more good cops on the streets!
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