What can I do with a criminal justice major?

The criminal justice major is designed to provide the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge needed in today's environment to be successful in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. The criminal justice major curriculum is designed to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

At Alvernia, the emphasis is placed upon preparing students to enter the professional workplace or continue studies in graduate school. This is not a one-size-fits-all criminal justice major, but one that provides the variety offered in the course selection to encourage each individual to build personal programs for the future with the assistance of a faculty advisor.


REMEMBER: any criminal record will end a career in law enforcement or prosecution



Career Titles

Administrator/Manager
Administrative Examiner
Airport Security Officer
ATF Agent
Attorney
Bailiff
Body Guard
Border Patrol Agent
Case Worker
Child Support Agency
CIA Agent
Community Service
Compliance Manager
Contracts Administrator
Coroner
Corrections Facilities
Corrections Officer
Court Administrator
Court Clerk
Court Reporter
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Justice
Criminologist
Customs Agent
Deportation Officer
Deputy Marshall
Deputy Sheriff
Detective
Discrimination Investigator
District Attorney
Drug Enforcement Agent
Employment Recruiter
Environmental Officer
FBI Agent
Firefighter
Fish & Game Warden
Franchise Coordinator
Guard
Housing Rep
Industrial Security
Jailer
Juvenile Court Counselor
Law Clerk
Law Enforcement
Law Librarian
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Litigation Manager

Media Criminologist
Military Officer
Mounted Police
Naval Investigator
Non-Profit Advocate
Paralegal
Park Ranger
Parole/Probation Officer
Penologist
Police Commissioner
Police Detective
Police Instructor
Police Officer/Manager
Polygraph Examiner
Postal Investigator
Pre-Trial Services
Private Investigator
Private Security
Probation Officer
Public Defender
Public Safety Officer
Real Estate Closing
Real Estate Manager
Revenue Officer
Sanitation Officer
SBI Agent
Secret Service Agent
Security Officer
Sheriff
Social Service
Social Worker
Special Officer
State Police Officer
Substance Abuse
Surveillance Office
Teacher
US Customs Agent
US Marshall
Victim Services
Vocational Rehab
Warden
Witness Protection
Youth Advocate



Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

American Jail Association
2053 Day Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

American Probation and Parole Association
P.O. Box 51017
Salt Lake City, UT 84152

Federal Bureau of Prisons
National Recruitment Office
320 First Street, NW, Room 460
Washington, DC 20534

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Grand Lodge FOP
1410 Donelson Pike
Suite A-17
Nashville, TN 37217

International Association of Correctional Officers
1333 S. Wabash Street, Box 53
Chicago, IL 60605

Law School Admission Council
P.O. Box 40
Newtown, PA 18940

National District Attorney's Association
99 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314

Web sites

CopNet
Criminal Justice Degrees and Outlook
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Job Search Help Page: National job openings in criminal justice
Criminal Justice Programs
Law Enforcement Careers
Law Enforcement Community
Military Careers
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Police Employment
Police Jobs
Police and Law Enforcement employment

Government Sites

Central Intelligence Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Jobs for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Majors
Federal Law Enforcement Career Resources
US Department of Justice

Law Sites

National Association of Legal Assistants
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Paralegals (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Pre-Law Handbook

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu