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Undergraduate Degree in Criminal Justice

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Criminal Justice?

Information and Options for Criminal Justice


Criminal Justice Related Skills

  • Ability to Identify, Analyze, and Present Solutions for Social Problems
  • Analytical Thinking and Research Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consideration of Gender and Race
  • Criminal Mindset Knowledge
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Detail Oriented
  • Ethics and Moral Values
  • Interaction with Diverse Populations
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Patience
  • Quantitative Skills and Critical Thinking
  • Sociology of Crime Awareness
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Understanding Nature of Crimes
  • Understanding of Law, Legal, and Justice Systems
  • Works Well Under Pressure

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Body Guard
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • CIA Agent
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Compliance Manager
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Clerk
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Customs Agent
  • Deportation Officer
  • Deputy Marshall
  • Discrimination Investigator
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Employment Agency Recruiter
  • FBI Agent
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Industrial Security Specialist
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Naval Investigator
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Officer
  • Postal Service Investigator
  • Pre-Trial Services Officer
  • Prison Warden
  • Private Security Officer
  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Sheriff
  • US Marshall
  • Victim Services Specialist
  • Youth Advocate

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Employers of Criminal Justice Majors

  • Businesses and Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Correctional Centers
  • County Probation
  • Court Systems
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Federal and State Government
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Legal Advocacy Organizations
  • Local Police & Sheriff’s Department
  • Non-Profit Criminal Prevention Organizations
  • Private Agencies
  • Prosecutor’s Office
  • Psychiatric and Clinical Environments
  • Research Agencies
  • State Police

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