Criminal Justice Careers

The coming decade holds a promising outlook for human services employment for those with bachelor’s degrees. The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting that employment for social and human service workers will increase by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Trends show that bachelor’s and master’s degrees help criminal justice workers to advance more quickly. The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in criminal justice prepares you for careers in:

  • Law enforcement

  • Counseling

  • Juvenile justice

  • Probation and parole officers

  • Corrections officers

  • Rehabilitation

  • Investigating

  • Forensics

  • Victim services

  • Security

  • Case management

These professionals work in city (police and sheriff departments, corrections facilities), county, state (penitentiaries, crime labs), and federal (customs and border protection, FBI, CIA, IRS, DEA, homeland security, National Parks Service) government agencies. They also work for businesses and private industries including banks, health care, manufacturers, and power plants.