Criminal Justice Career Options

Have you always been intrigued by the law? Do you have law enforcement officers in your family? Are you a big fan of TV shows like CSI and Law and Order? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, criminal justice career options may be something you have been thinking about as you contemplate a college degree. If you are a natural leader and think you would enjoy a career in a profession dedicated to serving and helping others, then you should know that criminal justice-related career opportunities are abundant.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Christian University will not only prepare you for law school or help you advance in your government position; it will enhance your already-existing natural leadership ability and fine-tune the values-driven life you have led thus far. CCU’s rigorous academic programs will provide the criminal justice knowledge and skills you need to be successful in whichever criminal justice career you choose to pursue. You will be challenged to think critically within a Christian worldview, and gifted teachers and caring mentors will guide you on the spiritual journey that accompanies choosing a helping profession such as criminal justice.

The U.S. Department of Labor lists a number of exciting criminal justice career options; here are some of the positions you may be interested in pursuing following the completion of your criminal justice degree program:

  • ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) Agent
  • Bailiff
  • CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Reporter
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Agent
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Homeland Security
  • INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) Agent
  • Judge/Magistrate
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Police Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officers
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Security Guard
  • Sheriff
  • U.S. Marshall

A criminal justice degree offers a wide variety of career options and a solid background to move across many criminal justice-related fields. Also, the degree opens doors to jobs you may not even be aware of now but will learn about as you advance in your career. For instance, if you begin your career as a police officer and then move up to detective, you will discover jobs in the FBI that you probably never heard of prior to receiving your criminal justice degree. A criminal justice degree is challenging and exciting, and if you’re a natural leader, you can go very far in a criminal justice career.