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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

Administrative Examiner
Airport Security Officer
ATF Agent
Ballistic Technician
Body Guard
Border Patrol Agent
Business Intelligence Analyst
Campus Police Officer
Case Worker
Child Support Agency Worker 
CIA Agent
Community Service Coordinator
Compliance Manager
Contracts Administrator
Corrections Facilities Officer
Court Administrator
Court Clerk
Court Reporter
Crime Prevention Specialist
Crime Scene Investigator
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Profiler
Customs Agent
Deportation Officer
Deputy U.S. Marshall
Deputy Sheriff
Discrimination Investigator
District Attorney
Drug Enforcement Agent
Employment Recruiter
Environmental Conservation Officer
Evidence Technician
FBI Agent
Federal Agency Investigator
Fingerprint Technician
Fish & Game Warden
Franchise Coordinator
Handwriting Expert
Healthcare Social Worker
Highway Patrol Officer
Housing Representative
Industrial Security
Information Technician
INS Officer
Insurance Fraud Investigator
Intelligence Analyst
Juvenile Court Counselor

Laboratory Technician
Law Clerk
Law Librarian
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Litigation Manager
Media Criminologist
Mental Health Counselor
Military Officer
Mounted Police Officer/Trooper
Naval Investigator
Non-Profit Advocate
Park Ranger
Parole/Probation Officer
Police Commissioner
Police Detective
Police Dispatcher
Police Instructor
Police Officer
Police Manager
Policy Advisor
Polygraph Examiner
Postal Investigator/Inspector
Pre-Trial Services
Private Investigator
Private Security Guard/Officer
Prison Training Officer
Probation Officer
Public Defender
Public Safety Officer
Real Estate Closing Assistant
Real Estate Agent/Manager
Retail Loss Prevention Specialist
Revenue Officer
Sanitation Officer
SBI Agent
Secret Service Agent
Secruity Analayst
Security Officer
Social & Human Services Assistant
Social Worker
Special Officer
State Police Officer/Trooper
Substance Abuse Counselor
Surveillance Office
U.S. Customs Agent
U.S. Marshall
Victim Services Advocate
Vocational Rehabilitation Trainer/Assistant
Witness Protection Worker
Youth Advocate

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

American Jail Association
1135 Professional Court
Hagerstown, MD 21740-5853

American Probation and Parole Association
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910

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

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
701 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street
Newtown, PA 18940

National District Attorney's Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 330
Alexandria, VA 22314

Web sites

Criminal Justice Degrees and Outlook
Criminal Justice Jobs Resources
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Job and Industry Resources: 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


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878

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

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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