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can I do with my degree?
Criminal Justice majors pursue careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile delinquency and criminal justice administration. It is a challenging career and involves a high level of personal responsibility because individuals depend on law enforcement officers to protect their lives and property.
Criminal Justice graduates are employed as law enforcement officers; probation officers; corrections officers; US Secret Service agents; US Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators; security officers; substance abuse treatment center workers and juvenile court officers. Many graduates have pursued advanced degrees in law enforcement or have gone on to law school.
Legal assistants, or paralegals, are employed by law firms, corporate legal departments and various government offices. They may specialize in many different areas of the law.
there a demand for graduates
with Criminal Justice or Legal
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 Edition, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 22 % between 2006 and 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations as law offices try to reduce costs by expanding tasks that legal assistants complete.
can I decide if Criminal Justice
or Legal Studies is the right
career for me?
Faculty members in Missouri Western’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department are very willing to talk to you about Criminal Justice or Legal Studies degrees. They can answer your questions and can connect you with graduates who have careers in those fields.