Careers in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science Degree in
What jobs are available?
Police officer, Detective, Criminal investigator, Corrections, Parole, or Probation officer, Warden, Security investigator or specialist, Lawyer, Legal assistant, Court administrator Judge or Magistrate, Federal government [FBI, CIA, ATF, Customs, Secret Service, INS, Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement], State [state trooper, SBI agent], Local law enforcement agencies, Arson specialist, Serology specialist or Fingerprinting specialist.
Who employs students with this major?
- Federal, state and local government agencies
- Military branches/Defense agencies
- Security companies
- Private investigative services
- Businesses and retail stores
- Colleges and universities
- Law firms
- Private probation
Good skills or traits for students with this major:
- High degree of physical fitness and ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to work independently and as well as being part of a team.
- Maintain a clean public record and image.
- Understand and respect values and workings of the legal system.
- Good problem solving abilities.
- Excellent writing and communications skills.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Do an internship or co-op in your area of interest.
- Have a Criminalistics minor for crime scene investigation.
- Develop skills (such as computer and accounting) for fraud investigation.
- Learn a foreign language.
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