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What Can I Do with a CJ Degree?

Criminal Justice Careers

Here is a short list of some of the many interesting and helpful jobs one can do with a CJ degree:

  • ATF Special Agent
  • Animal Cruelty Investigator
  • Bailiff
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Bounty Hunter/ Bail Enforcement Agent
  • CIA Agent
  • Canine Officer
  • Computer Forensics
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counter Terrorism
  • County Sheriff
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Reporter
  • Criminal Justice Admin
  • Criminal Profiler
  • Criminologist
  • Customs and Border Protection Officer
  • Cyber Security
  • DEA Agent
  • Defense Attorney
  • Deputy US Marshal
  • Diplomatic Security Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Federal Probation Officer
  • Federal Security Director
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Forensic Artist
  • Forensic Hypnotists
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Serologist
  • Forensic Toxicologist
  • Homeland Security
  • ICE Special Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • Judge
  • Juvenile Court Register
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Latent Print Examiner
  • Law Office Manager
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Detective
  • Police Officer
  • Pre-Trial Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officer
  • Prosecutor
  • Secret Service Special Agent
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Guard
  • Security Management
  • Security Operations Manager
  • Social Worker
  • State Trooper
  • Transportation Security Officer
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • U.S. Postal Service Inspector
  • Victims Advocate

About This Guide

This Criminal Justice guide is a research jump-starter. The goal is not to provide everything about criminal justice and public policy but to give a taste of the type of information that is available to you today.

One of the most significant resources we have is NexisUni (formerly Lexis-Nexis). This covers Texas state law (as well as other states) and US Supreme Court cases. We hope you will take advantage of this valuable resource and the other resources on the tabs above. Please let us know how we can help you.

Criminal Justice offers many types of career options. Here is one.

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