Careers in Criminal Justice

Placement Services

Faculty of the criminal justice program take special interest and pride in assisting students to achieve their career objectives following graduation. The University Placement Office also provides graduates with excellent assistance in securing jobs.

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Career Examples

Examples of Careers in Law Enforcement:

  • City Police Officer (includes K-9 Unit, Traffic, Missing Persons, Vice Squad, Homicide Detective, School Resource Officer, etc.)
  • Game and Fish Officer
  • Federal Special Agent (includes FBI, DEA, ATF, CIA, U.S. Marshal Service, Secret Service, etc.)
  • County Sheriff
  • State Trooper
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Fire Marshal
  • Retail Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Postal Inspector
  • Sky Marshal

Examples of Careers in the Court System:

  • Prosecutor
  • Defense Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Recorder
  • Judge
  • Victim/Witness Advocate
  • Mediation Specialist
  • Bailiff

Examples of Careers in Corrections:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Case Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Classification Officer
  • Education Coordinator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Prison Industries Supervisor
  • Teacher
  • Vocational Trades Supervisor

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