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.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Criminal Justice*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Professional Associations/Resources

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill , Bar Shift Manager
City Year AmeriCorps Member
Cobb County Superior Court Drug Lab Technician
DB Schenker Customs Entry Specialist
Delta Group SIU Division Assistant Case Manager
Department of Driver Services Headquarters Investigative Assistant
Dunwoody Police Department Police Officer
Georgia Hope Family Support Specialist
Goodman McGuffey LLP Legal Assistant
Gwinnett County Accountability Courts Mental Health Court/Veteran's Court Case Manager
Gwinnett County Public Schools Head Swim Coach, Visual/Music Technician
Hall and Lampros, LLP Law Clerk
Hill LLC Legal Assistant
Lifespan Montessori of Athens Teaching Assistant
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Guest Services Specialist
North Carolina Department of Public Safety Clinical Programs Specialist
Northeast Georgia Capital Defender International Tax Services Intern
Quirk & Quirk, LLC Paralegal
Ryan J. Swingle, Attorney at Law LLC Administrative Legal Assistant
The Bader Scott Law Firm File Processor
The Home Depot Pro Loader
The Navigators EDGE Corps
The Sparrow's Nest Administrative Assistant
U.S. Army Active Duty Soldier
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Deputy Intake Clerk
U.S. Virgin Islands National Womens Soccer Team Attacker (Soccer Player)
University of Georga Police Department Police Officer
University of Georgia Wesley Foundation Intern
Walton County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 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.


Graduate School Program(s)
Georgia Southern University Cyber Security, Certificate
Georgia State University Law, JD
Mercer University Law, JD
The Ohio State University Sociology, PhD
The University of Memphis Law, JD
The University of Tennessee Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD; Social Work, MSW
University of London Not Specified
Yeshiva University Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.