Careers in Criminal Justice
Careers Specific to the Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
Graduates of the BACJ program are especially well educated for careers in law enforcement at the local/state/federal level, probation and parole, and corrections, as well as in the rapidly growing area of private security. Students graduating with a major in criminal justice will also be well situated to start a career in the social welfare field, in private law offices or public/state attorney’s offices as assistants, or in regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, and in business.
Job Outlook for those with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
The job outlook for the foreseeable future for those with a BACJ or MCJ is excellent. Crime continues to be a major domestic policy concern. Opportunities in public and private policing are expanding and probation and parole offices are hiring in response to increasing demands.
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice as a stepping stone to further education
There are also tremendous career opportunities in advanced administrative and research for those who obtain a graduate education in criminal justice. An undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice is also an excellent pre-law program for persons planning a career in the legal profession. There are also numerous teaching and research opportunities in public and private universities for graduates of Ph.D. programs in criminal justice.