Careers in Criminal Justice

Using the pertinent skills learned from our experienced faculty, our students are well equipped for futures in the criminal justice field, obtaining 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.

Here are examples of jobs that our criminal justice graduates have obtained:

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