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Majors for CIA and FBI

Vicky30Vicky30 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
Hi Everyone. I have a question. What is the best major to have to join the CIA or FBI? My original major was in Communications Arts but my GPA 2.92. I know bad. Any suggestions or thoughts?

Replies to: Majors for CIA and FBI

  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 20,970 Senior Member
    Criminal Justice?
  • techmom99techmom99 Registered User Posts: 2,344 Senior Member
    Accounting? Follow the money...
  • carolinamom2boyscarolinamom2boys Registered User Posts: 5,936 Senior Member
    Computer science or languages ie Russian, Spanish, Chinese , Arabic
  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Registered User Posts: 3,748 Senior Member
    For CIA literally anything. For FBI computer science and critical language skills are in demand, but they look for people of all backgrounds and majors.

    I would not recommend criminal justice. Most law enforcement agencies don't think too highly of the major.
  • OspreyCV22OspreyCV22 Registered User Posts: 1,656 Senior Member
    It's not like it's a secret. You can google the job listings for CIA and FBI and they tell you the preferred degrees. The FBI likes computer science, accounting, languages and law degrees.
  • RJ1129RJ1129 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    edited September 2016
    the best way to get into the FBI is through the marines.. and literally you could do anything. CIA usually recruits through the Air Force or Navy. Remember, these agencies fight wars, so war fighting experience is always a good thing. Go ROTC, it will increase your chances. Although, I really wouldn't suggest gaining war experience. They promote a decent compensation package, but you're constantly being degraded and remember.. theres a huge chance you could die. You could always try and get a job in the labs if you're a STEM geek, theres less of a chance you'll be shot at. Keep in mind the Oklahoma City bombing.. you'll potentially be working in places like these. I'd pick something much safer if I were you... just my opinion.
  • bopperbopper Registered User Posts: 9,078 Senior Member
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