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 2022 Career Outcomes for Criminal Justice*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Criminal Justice majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 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)
Atlanta Police Department Intern
Atlanta Police Foundation Research Coordinator
Cdc ORISE Fellow
Cowsert Heath, LLP Paralegal
District Attorney's Office Victim Advocate
Double the Donation Nonprofit Onboarding Specialist
Forfeiture Support Associates File Clerk
Fulton County Goverment Legal Assistant for Record Restriction
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Puppy Advisor
Hallbooth Smith Paralegal
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Internet Analyst
Lipscomb Johnson Law Legal Assistant
Ministry of Spain Auxiliar de Conversation
Schramm, Williams & Associates, Inc. Legal Research Assistant
Southern States Architectural Sales Manufacturers Product Specialist
StitchedbyMani CEO
The Neuro Center Neuro Technician
US Army Infantry Officer
Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Legal Assistant
Wyndhaven Farm Barn Manager
* 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 2022 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/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Criminal Justice majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Nursing, Bachelor's
Boston University Criminal Justice, AB
Georgia College & State University Law, JD
Georgia State University Law, JD
Johns Hopkins University Not Specified
University of Detroit Mercy Law, Dual JD
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia International Policy, Master's
University of Georgia Public Administration, Not Specified
University of Georgia Public Administration and Policy, MPA
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Illinois at Chicago Law, JD
University of San Diego Law, JD
West Virginia University Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.