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
- 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|
|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|
|Criminal Investigator||Park Ranger||Witness Protection Program|
Preparing for a Job in Criminal Justice
- Obtain hands-on experience through internship or co-op.
- Maintain high degree of physical fitness.
- Inquire about the stress interview.
- Maintain clear public record and image.
- Develop an understanding and respect for the workings of the legal system.
- Become familiar with hiring procedures of governments agencies.
- Develop the ability the work as part of a team as well as independently.
- 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
National Institute of Justice (also see their publications)
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- Justice Information Center
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Office of Justice Programs
U.S. State Governments
Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Private Detectives and Investigators at Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Police and Detectives at Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Lawyers and Judicial Workers at Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Paralegals at Occupational Outlook Handbook
Other Louisiana Resources
Nongovernmental Organizations, Private Enterprise and other information related to
Corrections, Prisons, etc.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Publication: Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying
- American Probation and Parole Association
- American Correctional Association
- Correctional Peace Officers Foundation sponsors an annual national memorial service for fallen officers