Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Career Opportunities

What can you do with a degree in Criminal Justice?

Criminal Justice graduates face a myriad of career options in the interlocking system that serves law enforcement, court services, corrections, juvenile justice and private security. Our program exposes students to the entire system to ensure a depth of knowledge and perspective that prepares them up to excel in their chosen subfield.

With our strong base and the enhancement that internships, specialized training and professional networking and mentoring provides, our graduates are better prepared to work at the local, state and national levels in their chosen specialty and for advancement opportunities in their career.

Correction officers Corrections
Juvenile justice, probation officer, parole officer, corrections officer, outreach and mentoring, counseling, case manager, field agent, program director, educator, employee training
Female student Courts
Court reporter, operations associate, information technology, human resources, research and evaluation, victim's assistance, communications and public affairs, lawyer, judge
Police officer with students Public and Private Safety
Peace officer, security/loss prevention, investigator/detective, drug enforcement agent, special agent, Federal investigator (FBI), U.S. Marshall, border patrol, fish and game warden, customs agent, airport security

of 2020-21 Criminal Justice Studies graduates were employed in a related field within one year of graduation.

Additional career planning resources

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