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 Career Opportunities for Criminal Justice 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 Criminal Justice 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
Criminal Justice Program
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Wright State University

3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435