The Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department is designed to familiarize students with the principles of criminal justice, sociology, and cybercrime and homeland security. Between our courses, faculty mentorships, and research and internship opportunities, our graduates are well-prepared for success in their chosen fields.

Criminal Justice Jobs

Using the pertinent skills learned from our experienced faculty, our students are well equipped for futures in the law enforcement field, earning positions such as lawyers, police officers of all levels, and special agents.

A survey of 2019 graduates done by the University's Career Development Center shows that the average salary for criminal justice majors from that class is $52,894.

Some specific examples of positions that past University of Scranton criminal justice majors have earned are listed below. 

Federal Level

  • Director, United States Secret Service
  • Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Deputy United States Marshal 
  • Lieutenant, United States Secret Service Uniformed Division (The White House) 
  • Deputy United States Marshal 
  • Field Office Chief, United States Defense Security Service
  • Special Agent, United States Secret Service 
  • Agent, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) 
  • United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) 
  • Special Agent, United States Department of Homeland Security 

State Level

  • Lieutenant Colonel, Pennsylvania State Police
  • Investigator, Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General
  • Deputy Clerk, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania  
  • State Police Fire Marshal 

Local Level

  • Crime Analyst, Metropolitan Police
  • District Attorney of Lackawanna County 
  • Confidential Investigator, New York City Office of the Inspector General 
  • Deputy Chief, Fairfax County (VA) Police 
  • Explosives Detection K-9 Team Police Officer 
  • Explosives Detection K-9 Team Police Officer 

Other Opportunities

  • Special Victims Advocate, New York City 
  • President Judge, Court of Common Pleas 
  • United States Navy Judge Advocate officer 
  • Magisterial District Judge 
  • Research Analyst, the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety

Cybercrime and Homeland Security Jobs

Launched in the fall of 2020, the cybercrime and homeland security program prepares students for careers with government agencies -- such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency -- as well as private sector jobs in cybercrime. Examples of the types of positions in this field include:

  • information security analysts
  • cyber threat intelligence analysts
  • digital forensic investigators
  • security engineers
  • cryptographers
  • security software developers

Sociology Jobs

The unique nature of Sociology allows students to choose a wide variety of career paths. Some students may use their degree to become civil servants while others may choose to continue their education. Graduates of our program have found success in in industries such as social work, legal services, and academia. Some specific examples of positions that past University of Scranton sociology majors have earned are listed below. 
  • University of Delaware Ph.D. Program, Sociology, teaching assistant
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps, children's program specialist at domestic violence shelter
  • Director of Communications for Mayor Elicker, New Haven, CT
  • Case Manager in children's welfare, Catholic Community Services
  • 8th grade ELA teacher, Southern Wake Academy
  • Assistant District Attorney, Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • Judicial Law Clerk at New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division
  • Director of Recreation, Assisted Living Facility
  • Assistant District Attorney at Middlesex District Attorney
  • Career Adviser for Students with Disabilities, Savannah College of Art and Design