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Careers in the Criminology and Justice field

What can I do with a B.A.  in Criminology and Justice Studies?

Graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge, insight, and sensitivity to occupy positions in public and private criminal justice agencies and to encourage further professional development and graduate education.  

These are just some of the career paths you can pursue with a B.A. in Criminology and Justice Studies:

Law Enforcement  

  • Police Officer (City, County, or State levels)
  • Sheriff's Deputy
  • FBI Agent, ATF Agent, U.S. Secret Service Officer, U.S. Marshal
  • Job & Family Services Investigator
  • Insurance Company Investigator


  • Corrections Officer (Jail or Regional Corrections Facility)
  • Prison Guard
  • Case Worker
  • Probation Officer or Parole Officer


  • Retail Loss Prevention
  • Court Security Worker
  • Private Security


  • Adult Detention Counselor
  • Juvenile Detention Counselor 
  • Victim Services Provider/Advocate
  • Rape Crisis Center Provider/Advocate


  • Pretrial Services Officer/Coordinator
  • Court Administration
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Statistician
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