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The criminal justice field is interdisciplinary, drawing knowledge from many areas. The degree prepares students for entry level positions in a wide variety of criminal justice and social service agencies and for graduate study in many fields. For example students may pursue careers with the federal government including: Federal Bureau of Prisons case manager; Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms inspector; customs inspector; deputy U.S. marshal; Drug Enforcement Agency officer; Fish and Wildlife Service agent; Immigration and Naturalization officer; Internal Revenue investigator; Postal Service Inspector; and Secret Service agent. Careers in state and municipal law enforcement include deputy sheriff, state police, and municipal police officer. Careers in the court system include the following: bailiff; court administrator; pretrial services; research analyst; victim services specialist. Criminal Justice graduates interested in corrections might be employed in the following positions: corrections counselor; corrections officer; parole officer; pre-release officer; half-way house manager; probation officer; crisis counselor; and runaway/juvenile services counselor. There also are a variety of jobs in private security including investigators and protective services specialist. Thus, a criminal justice major has a wide variety of careers available in a field where there are many job opportunities.


Information on careers in criminal justice also can also be found at the UTC Career & Student Employment Center located in Room 315 in the University Center.


Sites that May be Helpful when Looking for Career Information

Law Enforcement Job Links:



City & County Government Jobs,

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (Employment and Links),


International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training,




Official Directory of State Patrol & State Police,

Police Guide,

Police Jobs,




Court Related Job Links:

American Bar Association Career Corner,

Association of Corporate Counsel,

Attorney Jobs,,


Internet Legal Research Group,


Legal Employment,

National Association for Law Placement,

National Bar Association,

National Center for State Courts,

National Federation of Paralegal Associations,

U.S. Courts,


Correction Related Job Links:

American Correctional Association,

American Jail Association,

Corrections Connection,

Federal Bureau of Prisons,

National Institute of Corrections,



Federal Job Links:


Federal Government Jobs,

Federal Jobs Net,


Government Departments and Agencies,, 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection,

U.S. Government Manual,

U.S. Government Office of Personnel Management,


State and Local Job Links:

Council of State Governments,



International City/County Management Association,

Local Government Institute,

National Association of Counties,

National Conference of State Legislatures,

National League of Cities,

State and Local Government on the Net,

State and Local Governments,

U.S. Conference of Mayors,


Career Planning Links

American Academy of Forensic Sciences,

American Board of Criminalistics (Forensic Science),

American Society of Criminology,



Professional Associations Links

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data,

Professional Associations,

American Society of Criminology,

Chronicle of Higher Education,