Careers in Criminal Justice

Graduates of the program will integrate social and restorative justice principles with professional criminal justice skills that enable creative solutions to crime and criminal behavior. Criminal Justice can be used as preparation for careers in fields as diverse as:
  • policing
  • probation and parole
  • corrections
  • private security
  • social welfare services
  • law office assistants
  • environmental protection agencies
  • occupational health and safety administration
  • secret service
  • research
  • criminal law
  • rehabilitation of criminals
  • administration of justice
  • loss prevention
  • criminalistics and forensic sciences
Career Resources
The career services center in Boon Center will give you advice on possible employment opportunities. The center provides: workshops, individual advising, educational career services, recruiting and information sessions, career planning library, job information.   Faculty are regularly asked to recommend students to positions and you may find it helpful to discuss your aspirations with your advisor.  Your advisor’s most useful contribution to your career development may well be his or her references for you, which may cover personal as well as academic skills.  Remember that your academic advisor can write only what he or she knows about you and so do not be reticent about discussing your aspirations and skills with him or her.  You should not normally name your academic advisor as a referee for a job unless you have first discussed the matter with him or her.