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Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to study the origins, nature, and causes of norm-violating behavior as well as societal reactions to this behavior. The study of criminal justice begins with a study of the entire criminal justice system and its interrelation with society. Advanced study inquires into the political, organizational, social, and behavioral aspects of various components of the criminal justice system. Research courses give students the tools to analyze criminal justice and the skills important for career development. Legal courses provide an awareness of the values of due process and the limits of government power in a democratic society.

Criminology and Criminal Justice is multidisciplinary, drawing on broad fields of knowledge, including law,  the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences. Indiana University Southeast offers a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Social Sciences. A major in criminology and criminal justice provides an excellent liberal arts background for a wide variety of career fields. Career opportunities in criminal justice include police agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and correctional agencies. Other specialized roles in criminal justice include juvenile probation officers, volunteer administrators, criminologists, forensic scientists, forensic psychologists, medical examiners, and policy analysts. The criminal justice program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue studies leading to law school, graduate school or a career in the administration of justice.

Those who seek employment after completing their degree requirements have generally good prospects in such areas as correctional counseling, court administration, law enforcement and private security. In addition, many public and private agencies will have criminal justice related job openings for planners, researchers, data analysts and others who have sharpened their skills in statistics and computer science.

Possible Employers

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Job Titles

  • Airport Security Officer
  • District Attorney
  • Private Investigator
  • Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms Agent
  • Employment Agency Recruiter
  • Private Security Officer
  • Attorney
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Bailiff
  • FBI Agent
  • Public Defender
  • Body Guard
  • Fingerprint Classifier/Examiner
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Revenue Officer
  • CIA Agent
  • Fraud Analyst/Investigator
  • Sanitation Officer
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • Health Inspector
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Hotel Security
  • Sheriff
  • Compliance Manager
  • Housing/Tenant Representative
  • Social Worker
  • Computer Crime Specialist
  • Industrial Security Specialist
  • State Police/Hwy. Patrolmen
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Jailer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Coroner
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Surveillance Officer
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Law Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Corrections Facilities Manager
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • US Customs Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Law Librarian
  • US Marshal
  • Court Administrator
  • Litigation Manager
  • Victim Services Specialist
  • Court Clerk
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Warden
  • Court Reporter
  • Media Criminologist
  • Witness Protection Program Worker
  • Crime Lab Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Youth Advocate
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Naval Investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Non-Profit Organization Advocate
  • Customs Agent/Inspector
  • Paralegal
  • DEA Agent
  • Park Ranger
  • Deportation Officer
  • Penologist
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Police Detective
  • Detective
  • Postal Service Investigator
  • Discrimination Investigator
  • Pre-Trial Services Officer

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