If you study criminology and fail to get into law school you will be viewed as a failed lawyer and employers won't want to hire you. If you want to go to law school study history, that way if you fail to get into law school you can be a teacher or librarian.
Well... I personally am not looking into gaining admissions into a law school. I was just wondering if it was a bad choice for a BA v. Another degree like Business (marketing, finance, accounting etc. )
If you can't get into law school with any major, I would hope that you wouldn't qualify for any job that matters, lol.
Business is much better.
Only if you don't want a career in law enforcement.
I know that but I mean more in the lines that you dont need a four year degree for most law enforcement careers.
That degree can help you get a job not only with the police and start out being a detective, but with the FBI, CIA, and SBI etc.
Well if you don't then have fun directing traffic.
It helps but its not required.
I agree @ohgee
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Any Bachelor of Arts degree that isn't specialized towards a particular field will be a waste of time and money if your sole intention is to find a job afterwards. If you're aiming for the money and the money alone, go for a specialized STEM field. But if you enjoy Criminology, then stick with it so you don't regret it afterwards.
Agreed with you. What about a business degree in perhaps finance or marketing etc?
Business is what people major in when they don't know what else to major in and they want to be able to go to college and party for a few years.
^ Not really, Business degrees can be pretty tedious... especially in a top tier school. Typically if you want to party it up, you'd major in an Arts or Social Science field haha. Asker, you can have a pretty lucrative career in Accounting. But depending on where you live, you may have to seek further credentials. However, I should probably note that you shouldn't get into Business (especially Finance or Accounting) if your math is weak. Otherwise you'll just fail your classes and drop out. Do you have any idea what you'd like to do after you graduate?
Well my math is not terrible. I can bare with some subjects but are they overly complicated?
Accounting seems to be a hit-or-miss for most people. From every accountant I've spoken to, none of them were "passionate" about the work; their positive attitude comes from the job security and decent pay. For most everyone else, it's boring as hell.
@HenryRutherfordHill What about marketing, finance or anything related?
You're right, Henry. I couldn't possibly do Accounting myself.And Asker, it really depends on what you LIKE doing, what you want to do after grad, and what you're good at. Follow your strengths. We can all sit here and list possible options for you but at the end of the day, there's no guarantee you'll be employed at a good job with any degree. And while STEM/Business/etc offer a better potential for employment, it's pointless pursuing it if you can't get through the classes. Follow your strengths and interests.
Yeah I took an accounting class and it was a snoozefest.
^ Same, I hated that shiz
That would depend on what you are going for. For some, They use this to become lawyers. In many cases, It's required. But for standard law enforcement, Typically, a criminal justice degree and a state certified Law Enforcement course should suffice.
Depends on what kind of career you want to pursue after graduate, i think if you do master degree on forensic science or laws... it would be easier to find the position related to your major though
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