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What can I do with a degree in criminal justice?

January 01, 2017

The program is designed to explore the complex profiles of those who commit crimes, analyze how the American correctional system manages them, and evaluates the impact of Homeland Security in a post 9/11 world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree examines the scientific  study of criminal behaviors in their multifaceted sociological settings.

Concentration areas include:

  • Corrections
  • Forensics
  • Homeland Security
  • Leadership
  • Security Services
  • Victim Advocacy-Social Justice

Possible Fields

  • Law
  • Corrections 
  • Nonprofit Organizations Healthcare
  • Court System
  • Business

Possible Occupations*

  • Analyst
  • Bailiff
  • Ballistics Expert
  • Border Patrol Agent  
  • City Planners
  • Consultant
  • Correctional Officer
  • Court Officer 
  • Court Reporter
  • Customs Inspector
  • Detective
  • Forensic Experts
  • Hearing Officer
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Youth Services Counselor/Aide
  • Special Agent (FBI, Secret Service, etc.)
  • Investigator
    • Private
    • Fraud
    • General
  • Law Enforcement Officer Juvenile Officer
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Program Administrator Teacher
  • Warden
  • Retail Loss Prevention Specialist Social Worker
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • US Marshall
  • Park Ranger
  • Probation Officer
  • Case Manager

*The above is a list of possible fields, occupations, and employers representative, but not exclusive or limited to, employment options for a Criminal Justice major. Some positions listed may require additional training, education, licensure, and/or experience prior to job eligibility.

Skills Needed for Criminal Justice Majors

  • Computer
  • Investigative
  • Negotiation
  • Analytical Problem-Solving
  • Researching
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening

Professional Associations for Criminal Justice Majors

Professional associations provide a connection with other professionals in your field to learn, share, and discuss professional interests.  Associations also provide great opportunities to network and explore additional early care and education career information.

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