What Can I Do With This Degree?

The justice system is vast and there are multiple opportunities. In addition to traditional law enforcement, many of our graduates pursue careers in federal agencies, intelligence and analysis. Our concentration in juvenile justice may serve as a catalyst for a possible career working with troubled youth. Many students go on to law school or master's programs in social work, psychology, international relations and criminal justice.

In the Workforce

  • Agent or intelligence analyst: Graduates have served in the 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.
  • Juvenile staff: Graduates have served at various levels, including child abuse investigations, child protective services, group homes, juvenile corrections, parole, probation and private treatment programs.
  • Law enforcement: Graduates have held positions as city, municipal and town police officers, state police offers and sheriffs.
  • Legal field: Graduates have held positions as attorneys, bailiffs, court security, judges and legal assistants.
  • U.S. military: Graduates have served in the Coast Guard, military intelligence and investigations, military police and security, and Naval Criminal Investigative Services.
  • Other: 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

Graduates have successfully pursued the juris doctor degree (sometimes with full merit scholarships) at the following schools of law:

  • American University
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Catholic University of America
  • Marquette University
  • New England Law
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Iowa
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Virginia
  • Vermont Law School
  • William Mitchell College of Law

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