Most police officers have a certificate or associate degree. The most common areas of study are Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Psychology, and Criminology.

What degrees do police officers have?

The most common degree held by police officers is Criminal Justice, held by 37% of police officers. Other common degrees include Business Administration, Psychology, and Criminology.

Get a detailed breakdown of police officers and the different types of degrees they hold:

Degrees that police officers hold

Degrees % of police officers
Criminal Justice 37%
Business Administration 9%
Psychology 7%
Criminology 6%
Political Science 6%
Sociology 5%
History 3%
Communication 3%
Biology 2%
Business 2%
Human Resources 2%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2%
Economics 2%
Law Enforcement 2%
English Literature 2%
Accounting 2%
Computer Science 2%
Finance 1%
Theology 1%
Anthropology And Archeology 1%
Military Technologies 1%
Public Administration 1%
General Education 1%

What level of education do police officers have?

Most police officers have the same level of education. 45% of police officers have a certificate or associate degree, with the second most common being a bachelor's degree at 28%.

Level of education that police officers have

Education % of police officers
No education 0%
High school diploma 21%
Certificate or associate degree 45%
Bachelor's degree 28%
Master's degree 6%
Doctorate degree 0%