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You may elect to take JUS 498 Criminal Justice Internship to gain real-world, career-based learning experience while earning academic credit toward your degree.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are plentiful.  The Criminal Justice program will prepare you for a variety of professional careers, including:  law, criminal investigations, policing, corrections, forensics, intelligence, and public policy.  Our graduates have found successful professional careers in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; courts and law offices; correctional institutions; probation and parole; juvenile justice; and the emerging fields of forensic science, electronic fraud and white collar crime. 

In the most recent report of the Cal U Office of Career and Professional Development, all of the Criminal Justice respondents were either employed (82%) or continuing their education (18%).

Pie chart, 18% continuing education, 82% employed

Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge, integrity, character and experience.  With the help of the Career & Professional Development Center, we'll connect you to potential employers through networking events, job shadowing opportunities, on-campus recruiting, job and internship fairs, and organizational visits. 

If your plans after earning your bachelors involve going to law school, the program will help prepare you to set the course in this exciting and challenging direction.  Or, if you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree with Cal U, please view our graduate program listings for more information.

Employers 

Hub Enterprises, Inc Rivers Casino
Communities in Schools UPMC
G4 Secure Solutions U.S. Army
Washington County Correctional Facility                  Cisco Systems                                   
Washington County Juvenile Probation PA State Police
Bethany Christian Services Nease Consultant Services
Mercer County Dept of Corrections Pittsburgh Police
Walmart Asset Protection

Employment Projections

Through 2022, the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Data and Analysis projects:

  • Protective Service Occupations will increase to 130,920 jobs
  • Fastest growing occupations include Private Detectives & Investigators (11% growth), Security Guards (13% growth), and Transportation Security Screeners (13% growth)
  • Nearly 1,600 Law Enforcement Workers are needed

At the national level, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects:

  • Continued interest in public safety will drive employment growth
  • Police and Detectives employment will increase by 41,400 positions by 2022
  • Employment for Transportation Security Screeners is projected to grow nearly 35%
  • Annual salaries range from $26,070 for Security Guards to $53,910 for Private Detectives and Investigators.
For more information , please contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Hummel:

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