Criminal Justice

The criminal justice field offers a wide variety of potential career paths for qualified professionals, including roles in law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, cybersecurity and emergency management. Expand your understanding of the nation’s criminal justice system, including policing practices, constitutional safeguards, cyber attacks and forensics.

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Career Path Data

Companies Hiring in 2015*

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
9,331 jobs posted
Macy's
4,265 jobs posted
Army National Guard
3,693 jobs posted
CACI
1,673 jobs posted
TJX Companies
1,023 jobs posted

Projected Jobs by 2024**

714,200

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers

115,300

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Sources: *CEB TalentNeuron™ and **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information provided is not intended to represent a complete list of hiring companies or job titles, and degree program options do not guarantee career or salary outcomes. Job postings information based on 2015 data accessible at the time of creation of table, and is subject to update from time to time to reflect more recent data. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Students should conduct independent research for specific employment information.