Career Opportunities with a Major in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.
Criminal Justice & Criminology majors are adept at the study of the criminal justice system, the focus on its structure and function, and the necessity for human social order. Graduates of the program have succeeded at all levels and branches of the criminal justice profession. They are found in federal, state, and local law enforcement and corrections agencies and are in the public and private practice of law. The private security field employs more people than public law enforcement, and graduates play an important part in professional management of this profession.
SKILLS RELATED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY
Ability to communicate ideas to others
Ability to report to people from varying backgrounds
Aptitude for leadership
Ability to organize and interpret social, economic and political data
Ability to read and write articulately and analytically
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to persaude and influence others
The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Criminal Justice & Criminology major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Criminal Justice & Criminology majors may consider.
Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
|Attorney||Business Development Officer||Campaign Manager|
|City Manager||Community Relations Director||Congressional Aide|
|Congressional Researcher||Consultant||Correctional Officer|
|Environmental Compliance||Foreign Correspondent||Foreign Service Officer|
|Government Intelligence Analyst||International Banker||Labor Organizer|
|Law Enforcement Officer||Legal Assistant||Lobbyist|
|Media Analyst||Paralegal||Political Pollster|
|Politician||Probation / Parole Officer||Public Opinion Interviewer|
|Researcher||Special Interest Group Director||Writer / Author|
EMPLOYERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY
Local, State, and Federal Government
Social Service Agencies
WEB SITES RELATED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE & CRIMINOLOGY
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD
The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.