Criminal justice schools in Connecticut prepare students through educational classes for one of the many careers in criminal justice. The goal of most programs is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the criminal and legal systems. Criminal justice classes include social science courses that discuss how groups and individuals fit into the fabric of society. They also discuss criminology that teaches the various theories of what drives criminal activities. Most students desire to work for law enforcement agencies as police or correctional officers. Most degrees are awarded at the two-year associate’s level and above. Occupational growth is expected to be steady.