A smiling female student drips a chemical into a vial.A smiling female student drips a chemical into a vial.

Careers

Justice studies graduates are qualified for numerous justice positions in agencies like the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., police departments. Graduates pursue careers in agencies such as the Pennsylvania State Police as well as federal law enforcement agencies like the U.S. Secret Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Some students obtain commissions as officers in the United States military and work in their criminal investigative and counterintelligence bureaus. Other graduates continue post baccalaureate education in law, criminal justice, criminology and forensic science.

Anthropology graduates can pursue numerous careers. Those students taking the forensic anthropology concentration work with coroner's and medical examiner’s offices as well as state, federal and international law enforcement agencies. Students specializing in archaeology may work as archaeological excavation crew members, cultural resource management specialists, environmental impact reviewers, and museum curators and researchers. Students may also pursue careers in the Foreign Service as well as undertaking graduate study.

Students with an undergraduate degree in sociology find work in a variety of social settings. Material published by the American Sociological Association indicates that sociologists pursue careers in teaching and research in universities, federal, state and local government, corporations, and small business and nonprofit organizations.