Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Career Opportunities

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.

Among their career choices: 


  • Juvenile Justice
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Outreach and Mentoring
  • Counseling
  • Case Manager


  • Court reporter
  • Victim's assistance
  • Lawyer

Law Enforcement

  • Police Officer
  • Security/Loss Prevention
  • Investigator/Private Detective
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Special Agents
  • Federal Investigator (FBI Agent)
  • U.S. Marshall
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Customs Agent
  • Airport Security Officer 

For more information and assistance with your career planning needs, visit the SCSU Career Center page. 


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