The B.A. curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions and middle-management careers in the public and private sectors of police and security services, adult and juvenile justice systems and post-adjudicatory services such as probation, parole and related private organizations, as well as federal, state and local administrative agencies. The program is intended to augment skills that are developed in the training programs and academies of service agencies and to develop new talent for the wide variety of agencies and organizations that administer our legal institutions. In addition to the foregoing variety of career roles, CJC majors can exercise career options in consulting, government, human services, journalism and urban planning, and with the appropriate graduate training, in teaching social work, criminology and law.
Career opportunities for those with the MS-CJC degree include service in traditional justice agencies such as law enforcement and corrections. Additionally, opportunities may include management, program planning, research, investigation and evaluation work for state and federal regulatory agencies, legislative, public and private advisory agencies.
The degree may also serve as preparation for advanced study in criminology and criminal justice at the doctoral level. Some teaching opportunities may be open to those with the MS-CJC. However, permanent positions in institutions of higher education often require a doctoral degree.