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Criminal Justice for firefighter? Want at least a bachelor's degree..?

I am thinking about becoming a firefighter or police officer in the future. I am slightly leaning towards firefighter, but almost no schools in california offer that major. I also think a four year degree in fire science or technology is too narrow and wouldn't be helpful if you became disabled. I am thinking that majoring in Criminal Justice Administration would be a good choice because it will help if I apply to a police department or CHP, and also give me a leg up (even if it is only a small one) if I apply to become a firefighter because most firefightes don't have bachelor's degrees. What do you think? Would a different major help me become a firefighter and police officer at the same time? Any helpful comments about this general topic are welcome. Thanks :) tags: fire science firefighter police officer cop chp law university higher education public service bachelor degree

Asked By: SNSDfann2 - 5/2/2010
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Although and undergraduate degree is not required, many civil service jobs have a long list of applicants. You should earn an undergraduate degree, join a volunteer emergency preparedness organization (like Red Cross), you'll undergo a physical test so you'll need to get your upper body strength very solid. A... More
Answered By: rose - 5/2/2010
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If you want to be a police officer it would be a good idea,for firefighters you can try a technical school.
Answered By: Papastrophe - 5/2/2010
 
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