Many of our graduates do not pursue traditional law enforcement. Numerous majors are interested in federal agencies and work that goes beyond law enforcement, such as intelligence and analysis. Our program is broader than criminal justice and includes the entire justice system.
The justice system is vast and there are multiple opportunities. The Department of Administration of Justice provides a broad-based, highly analytical education that stresses critical thinking skills and communication. Our concentration in juvenile justice may serve as a catalyst for a possible career working with troubled youth. Many students go on to graduate school, including law school and various master's programs such as social work, psychology, international relations and criminal justice. Salve Regina also has five-year master's programs in administration of justice and international relations. Our graduates are competitive candidates for federal, state and local positions.
In the Workforce
Agent or intelligence analyst
Graduates have served in a variety of federal agencies, including: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Bureau of Diplomatic Security; CIA; Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security; Drug Enforcement Administration; FBI; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Postal Inspection Service; Secret Service; and U.S. Marshals.
Graduates have served at various levels, including child abuse investigations, child protective services, group homes, juvenile corrections, parole, probation and private treatment programs.
Graduates have held positions as city, municipal and town police officers, state police offers and sheriffs.
Graduates have held positions as attorneys, bailiffs, court security, judges and legal assistants.
Graduates have served in various branches of the U.S. military, including the Coast Guard, military intelligence and investigations, military police and security, and Naval Criminal Investigative Services.
Graduates have held positions as crime scene investigators, forensic psychologists, insurance fraud investigators, private and corporate security, private investigators, probation and parole officers and state emergency management officials.
Graduate and Law School
Our graduates have successfully pursued the juris doctor degree (sometimes with full merit scholarships) at the following schools of law:
- American University's Washington College of Law
- Brooklyn Law School
- Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law
- Marquette University Law School
- New England Law
- Suffolk University Law School
- University of Chicago Law School
- University of Connecticut School of Law
- University of Iowa College of Law
- University of North Carolina School of Law
- University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law
- University of San Diego School of Law
- University of Virginia School of Law
- Vermont Law School
- William Mitchell College of Law
Our graduates have successfully pursued advanced degrees in varying disciplines, including social work, at the following institutions:
- Northeastern University
- Rutgers University
- Sacred Heart University
- Simmons College
- State University of New York
- University of Connecticut
- University of Florida
- University of New Haven