What can I do with my CRIMINAL JUSTICE degree?

What can I do with my CRIMINAL JUSTICE degree?

Employers of Criminal Justice Majors

  • Federal Agencies: Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, U.S. Customs, U.S. Marshals, DEA,
  • Departments of Immigration, Naturalization, Justice, Treasury, and Health & Human
  • Services, Labor, Interior and Office of Inspector General
  • Administration
  • State Agencies: State Highway Patrol, Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Commission,
  • Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Local Agencies: Bureau of Investigations, Constables, Animal Control, Sanitation Dept., Revenue Dept.
  • Corrections Department
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Businesses, Industries, Hospitals,
  • Airports, etc. for Security Operations
  • Federal, State & Local Court Systems


Related Occupations for Criminal Justice Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Airport Security Officer Customs Agent Police Detective

Alcohol, Tobacco &

Firearms Agent

Deportation Officer Police Officer
Bailiff Deputy Marshall Private Investigator
Body Guard Drug Enforcement Agent Probation & Parole Officer
Border Patrol FBI Agent Public Safety Officer
CIA Agent Fish & Game Warden Revenue Officer
Child Support Agency Worker Jailer Secret Service Agent
Compliance Manager Juvenile Court Counselor Sheriff
Contracts Administrator Law Clerk Surveillance Officer
Corrections Facility Manager Law Enforcement Officer US Customs Agent
Court Administrator Media Criminologist US Marshal
Court Clerk Advocate Victim Services
Court Reporter Paralegal Warden
Criminal Investigator Park Ranger Witness Protection Program
Criminologist Penologist Youth Advocate


Preparing for a Job in Criminal Justice

  1. Obtain hands-on experience through internship or co-op.
  2. Maintain high degree of physical fitness.
  3. Inquire about the stress interview.
  4. Maintain clear public record and image.
  5. Develop an understanding and respect for the workings of the legal system.
  6. Become familiar with hiring procedures of governments agencies.
  7. Develop the ability the work as part of a team as well as independently.
  8. Acquire knowledge of security systems.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Criminal Justice   Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room336
    Telephone: (985) 549-2110


Links for Criminal Justice Majors


U.S. Government


National Institute of Justice (also see their publications)

U.S. State Governments

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Other Louisiana Resources

Nongovernmental Organizations, Private Enterprise and other information related to Corrections, Prisons, etc.