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 Jobs include, but are not limited to:

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

See the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for a more 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
(Dawn Boynton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2943

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 59
Plymouth, NH 03264

Our Students

Penina Wallace

Penina Wallace
“Each professor brings something new, different, and exciting to the table. I’m getting an education that goes beyond textbooks and lectures; I have the opportunity to thrive and learn, as a student and as a peer.”
~ Penina Wallace