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 Career Opportunities for Crime and Justice Studies Majors 
   
   Note: These are the basic trends   currently noted in the field of criminal justice across
    the country for criminal justice majors as well as other secondary   majors/minors.

Accounting

Public and private investigative agencies (revenue sector). Federal & state revenue and/or investigative service agencies (internal examiners)

Business Management

Corporate security management; insurance industry; consumer arena; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; investigative agencies; privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies involving staff management.

Biology*

Federal & state natural resource and/or game preserve agencies, private ecological foundations.

Communications

News and communications media; law school; graduate school; community and/or public relations in federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement (candidates begin as line personnel); federal, state, county, municipal & privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies involving community liaison activity.

Chemistry*

Forensic science laboratories; coroner or medical examiner offices.

Computer Science

Data processing services in justice administration agencies.

Economics*

Investment/brokerage arena; law school; graduate school; federal state, county & municipal law enforcement involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel).

English

Law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies; federal, state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions.

Electronic Engineering

Industrial security sales and services (hardware); corporate security management.

History

Law school; graduate school.

Journalism

News media; law school; graduate school.

Languages+

Federal service; community service organizations with bilingual personnel, international investigatory agencies; federal service; state, county & municipal law enforcement involving international clientele; state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal instutions serving bilingual clientele.

Marketing

Corporate security management, insurance industry; consumer arena; law school; graduate school.

Mathematics

Planning & research in justice administration agencies; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving planning and research (candidates begin as line personnel)

Military Science

Commissioned officer in armed services; commissioned officer in armed services involving military law enforcement; commissioned officer in armed services involving military correctional and/or penal institutions.

Performing & Visual Arts

Law school; graduate school.

Philosophy

Law school; graduate school.

Photography

Law enforcement; coroner or medical examiner offices as photographer; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving on-scene examinations (candidates begin as line personnel).

Physical &Health Education

Federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; federal, statae, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions involving planning and implementing physical activities programs for clientele (candidates begin as line personnel.

Political Science

Public service agencies; political arena; lobbyist; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel).

Psychology

Justice administration organizations; law school; graduate school; federal, state county & municipal law enforcement involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel); federal, state, county, municipal & privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies requiring recognized counseling practices (candidates begin as line personnel).

Sociology

Social service organizations; law school, graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; federal, state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions.

 

*Requires a double major 
+Requires both speaking and writing ability 
Note: Students should consult with their assigned academic advisor and the current  WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY  UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGUE or other universities/colleges. 

 

 

 

Agencies and Services For Crime and Justice Studies Majors

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services 
  • American Red Cross 
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 
  • Bureau of Prisons 
  • Defense Investigative Services 
  • Department of Agriculture 
  • Department of Human Resources 
  • Department of Justice 
  • Department of Labor 
  • Department of State 
  • Department of the Treasury 
  • District Attorneys' Offices 
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Food and Drug Administration 
  • Governors' Offices 
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service 
  • Indian Police 
  • Industrial Security Firms and Corporations 
  • Internal Revenue Service 
  • Juvenile Courts 
  • Municipal, County and State Police Departments 
  • Municipal, County and State Prison and Penal Systems 
  • Municipal Courts and Court Administration Offices 
  • National Center for Action on Institutions and Alternatives 
  • National Center for State Courts 
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service 
  • Police Foundation 
  • Practice of Law 
  • Private Rehabilitation Agencies 
  • Probation and Parole Agencies 
  • Public Defender Offices 
  • Research and Consulting Firms 
  • Senators' Offices 
  • State and County Consumer Advocate Offices 
  • State and County Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices 
  • State Crime Commissions 
  • State Trial Courts 
  • U.S. Armed Forces 
  • U.S. Customs Service 
  • U.S. Marshal Service 
  • U.S. Postal Service and many more.... 

 Created by Dr. Jim Adamitis
Crime and Justice Studies Program
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Wright State University

3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435