UGA Specific Information for Criminal Justice

At The University of Georgia, Criminal Justice (CJ) operates as an interdisciplinary program that draws its courses primarily from the social sciences and humanities in Arts and Sciences. A CJ major leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree and offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue studies leading to a career in administration of justice, related fields, or select professional and graduate programs. Career opportunities for students who study CJ are vast. In fact, those who seek employment immediately after completing their degree generally have good prospects in such areas as local, state, and some federal law enforcement, state and federal probation and parole, correctional counseling, court services and administration, juvenile justice and family services, and private security.

Employers Hiring UGA Criminal Justice for the Class of 2016*

Athens-Clarke County Police Department | Braydon Anderson Photography | Clark & Washington, LLC | Clarke County Division of Family and Children’s Services | Cobb County Police Department | Georgia Department of Community Supervision | Gilmer Christian Learning Center | Governor Nathan Deal Office of the Governor | Gwinnett County Police Department | Hall Booth Smith, PC | Johnson Marlowe LLP | Kennesaw State University | Landmark Hospitals | Mark Spain Real Estate | MATRIX Resources | Northside Psychological Services | Publix Super Markets, Inc. | Recreation After School Program | Reid Meloy | Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. | Southeastern Freight Lines | Strong & Hanni Law Firm PC | The University of Georgia | TruGreen Limited Partnership | United Airlines, Inc.

Job Titles of UGA Criminal Justice Majors for the Class of 2016*

Assistant Paralegal | Child Development Specialist | Community Supervision Officer | Community Supervision Officer/Probation Officer | Customer Care Analyst | Deli Clerk | Document Management Clerk | File Clerk | Flight Attendant | Freight Handler | Government Relations Assistant | Investigations Case Manager | Listing Agent | Ministry Assistant | Photographer & Videographer | Planner | Police Officer | Police Trainee | Public Safety Specialist | Quality Assurance Analyst | Recreational Sports Utility Worker | Research Assistant | Security Officer | Territory Service Representative | Unit Tech

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Criminal Justice Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia Highlands College | Georgia State University | Mercer University | The Ohio State University | The University of Georgia | The University of Mississippi | The University of Texas at Austin | The University of West Georgia

UGA Criminal Justice Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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