What Can I Do With a Major In Criminal Justice?
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
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
Researching Careers: Regardless of the career that you desire to pursue, talking with professionals in that field is essential and can help validate your decisions. Use the Informational Interview guidelines in the UGA Career Guide to learn more about how to connect with individuals in your areas of interest.
Graduate School: If you are interested in going to graduate school, check out these graduate school prep resources on the UGA Career Center’s website
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Additional Career Research Resources
- O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
- Georgia Career Information Center (accessible only on campus computers)
- Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- American Bar Association
- American Criminal Justice Assoc.
- American Society of Criminology
- Archive of Criminal Justice Data
- Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Law Enforcement Agencies & Careers/Job Postings
- National Assoc. of Legal Assistants
- National Criminal Justice Assoc.
- National Criminal Justice Service
- National Federation of Paralegal Assoc
- National Narcotic Officers Association
- National Security Agency
- The Connection Corrections Network News
- The Justice Research and Statistics Association
- The American Parole and Probation Association
- United States Department of Justice
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.
|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|
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Criminal Justice - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**
|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|