In the criminal justice field, the fascination with criminals and a need to understand their behavior is leading to a boom in jobs. You have many different career paths to choose from in many different areas of law enforcement, corrections, the legal profession and more. Take a look at some of the jobs you could get with your degree in criminal justice.
Become a legal professional
As a criminal justice major, you're learning critical thinking skills, how to conduct research and collect data and effectively communicate. In the legal profession, you'll use all of these skills make informed and professional decisions.
|Compliance & Enforcement Inspector
Become a correctional officer
In your criminal justice classes, you'll develop interpersonal skills and an appreciation of cultural diversity that will prepare you to work with citizens of different backgrounds, beliefs and ideas.
|Probation & Parole Officer
|Airport Security Officer
Work in law enforcement
In your classes, you'll build a strong foundation of the three major parts of the criminal justice system – law enforcement, the court system and corrections. You'll learn how your role in the field relates to other criminal justice professions.
Become an inspector or compliance officer
As a criminal justice major, you're laying the groundwork to become an inspector or compliance officer. Your knowledge of the justice system and attention to detail will qualify you for many jobs in the field.