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I really want to study criminology at uni however some people have said that it is a waste of time and that its not worth the money however, I have a genuine passion for it and I already know what I want to do which is to become a probation officer, so do you think it is still a waste of time. I do also want to experience the whole uni life. Do you think I am best to study in another subject or do criminology in hopes to become a probation officer.
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I really want to study criminology at uni however some people have said that it is a waste of time and that its not worth the money however, I have a genuine passion for it and I already know what I want to do which is to become a probation officer, so do you think it is still a waste of time. I do also want to experience the whole uni life. Do you think I am best to study in another subject or do criminology in hopes to become a probation officer.
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Do what you are passionate about. At the end of the day only you will be studying this subject for 3/4 years, not anyone else.
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Social Work would be best to be a probation officer but since they're normally in the same school, you can go for Criminology as well and you should be fine. A tip would be to try and gain work experience during your degree to put on your CV. I know a few people who have graduated from crim and got some class jobs so I wouldn't worry.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I really want to study criminology at uni however some people have said that it is a waste of time and that its not worth the money however, I have a genuine passion for it and I already know what I want to do which is to become a probation officer, so do you think it is still a waste of time. I do also want to experience the whole uni life. Do you think I am best to study in another subject or do criminology in hopes to become a probation officer.
Do some work experience and get more research and then if its what you wish to do go for it.

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Yeah true thanks

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Do what you are passionate about. At the end of the day only you will be studying this subject for 3/4 years, not anyone else.
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Yeah really useful thanks
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Social Work would be best to be a probation officer but since they're normally in the same school, you can go for Criminology as well and you should be fine. A tip would be to try and gain work experience during your degree to put on your CV. I know a few people who have graduated from crim and got some class jobs so I wouldn't worry.
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