What You Can Do with Your Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree

  • Become the Most Valued and Knowledgeable Member of Your Agency

    A degree in Criminology from IUP will separate you from the rest of those applying for jobs in the criminal justice system. You will bring knowledge and awareness of the whole system-very important since you need to know, for example, how the police interact with the courts and probation departments.

    You will demonstrate exceptional presentation and communication skills. You will also be able to offer a comprehensive understanding to your specialty.

    With a BA in Criminology from IUP, consider careers as a:

    • FBI agent
    • Secret Service agent
    • Local and state police officer
    • Parole officer
    • Jail and prison counselor
    • U.S. Marshal
    • U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agent
    • Homeland Security expert
    • Defense Investigative Services member
    • Counselor in juvenile and adult programs
    • Coordinator of private security for corporations
    • Investigator for insurance companies
    • Corrections officer
    • Probation officer
    • Private, commercial, and industrial security

    With a BA in Criminology Pre-Law from IUP, you can consider all of the above careers as well as:

    • Legal investigator
    • Paralegal

    The Path to Higher Degrees

    The criminal justice system recognizes the value of education, and the higher the degree, the greater the opportunity. With your BA in Criminology, both general and pre-law, you can pursue these higher degrees:

    • MA in Criminology
    • Juris (law) Degree
    • PhD in Criminology