Career Paths

With a degree in criminal justice, you have the ability to employ your social and behavioral science skills to the pressing topics of today’s world, including terrorism, drug abuse, computer crime, legal issues, and prison overcrowding. You will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in the field, such as law enforcement (state and federal), corrections, and juvenile justice, or to further your education with graduate study in criminology, law, and forensic science.

For more information, visit Career Services in the Global Education Office.

Sample Job Titles

  • Airport Security
  • ATF Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Prison Warden
  • Private Investigator
  • Crime Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • Homeland Security Officer

See the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for a complete list.

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Criminal Justice Field

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice

Hyde Hall 334

Phone: (603) 535-2233
Email: dboynton@plymouth.edu
(Dawn Boynton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2943

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 59
Plymouth, NH 03264

Our Students

Charles DeJoie

Charles DeJoie
“The professors use their real life experience to enhance the classroom atmosphere, and convey information in a way that engages and challenges their students. They want to see their students succeed, and will give them the tools to do so.”
~ Charles DeJoie