Justice scales
Jun 27, 2017 | Emma Ragon

Effecting definitive change is a pivotal aspect of society.

A bachelor’s in Criminal Justice allows those interested in making a change to develop critical thinking skills and analyze wrongdoing with unwavering integrity and devotion. Once these skills are learned, they may be applied in a variety of professional settings. Continue reading to learn more about the various job opportunities Criminal Justice graduates can explore. 

Homeland Security Careers

The essential analytical and problem-solving skills that are developed and enhanced with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice create graduates who are ideal agents for ensuring our nation’s security. Threats to local, state, and federal infrastructure are constantly changing; positions in this sector are varied and dynamic. Potential career opportunities include:

  • CIA Analyst
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Immigration and Customers Inspector

Law Enforcement Careers

While the essential flexibility, conflict resolution, and communication skills are required of all law enforcement professionals, careers in this sector are diverse. Responsibilities range and include researching, investigating, counseling, and supporting civilians and colleagues. Criminal justice can be applied to the following opportunities:

  • Correctional Staff
  • Police Officer
  • Fire Investigator

Careers in Private Sector

Security administrators are indispensable personnel responsible for producing and perpetuating security policies of organizations. The emergence of positions in this sector is nothing new; employers from a variety of industries hire information security and law enforcement professionals to collect, assess, and prepare data that allows for a greater understanding of intelligence information.

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator

Forensic Careers

When thinking of criminal justice, forensics may not immediately come to mind. A bachelor's in criminal justice could serve as a vital step in pursuing an education in forensics on the graduate level and eventually lead to employment in a high-demand field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), career potential within forensic science is projected to grow 27 percent between 2014 and 2024, much faster than the average rate for all occupations. Positions within this sector include, but are not limited to:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Forensic Science Technicians (Projected growth is 3,800 new positions by 2024)
  • Crime Scene Investigator

If you are interested in exploring and enhancing your knowledge in the fundamental issues of justice, Stevenson University’s online Criminal Justice bachelor's program may be the degree for you. For more information, contact Anna Oliver at aoliver2@stevenson.edu.

Forensics, Law, & Criminal Justice