College and Career Research Project

By: Autumn Collins

Career

Detective/ Criminal Investigator

Depending on the department you seek to be hired to, the educational training you'll need can be high-school graduation/ a GED, or going through the police academy. The academy only requires high-school. If you choose, you can go to college and major or minor in law enforcement or criminal justice to boost your profile. Also, you have to be at least 21 years of age.
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Salary:
The bottom 10% averages to $39,600 or less, and the top ten percent $122,290 or more a year. The average salary across the United States is $75,720
Special benefits:
You get medical and life insurance. On top of that, you get vacation days, sick leave, paid holidays, annual leave, free fitness centers, dental and vision coverage, attorney coverage, retirement, and all uniforms and equiptment are payed for.

College

UNT, The University of North Texas

33 hours of core criminal justice courses will be taken: 12 in psychology, sociology, technical writing, and communications courses, and 15 on criminal justice electives.
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Location:
Denton, Texas

Tuition Cost:

If you live on campus and take a 15 hour per semester course, you will be paying $22,826. For a typical student the dorms cost $7,717. If you eat 3 meals a day, then your average meal cost will be around $3.95, with a fourth meal it'll average to $9.96. Parking cover its can range from $2,000 to $20,000. Books cost $1,000.
Requirements for entry:
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AP:

UNT does accept AP if you take the exam at the end of the course. The lowest score they accept is a 3.

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Scholarships:

For first time students, three scholarships are offered from UNT: the UNT excellence scholorship, the SFAS academic scholorship, and the UNT meritorious scholorship for national merit finalist.