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 2021 Career Outcomes for Criminal Justice*

** Includes Self-Employed

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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.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Criminal Justice majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 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 Foundation Summer Intern
Atlanta Women's Specialists Front Office Receptionist
Clarke & Oconee Counties DFCS Social Services Case Manager
Core Blend Training Coach/Mentor Intern
Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant
Department of Defense Law Enforcer
Department of Justice Federal Employee
Department of Justice Federal Employee
Division of Family & Children Services Case Manager
Federal Defender Program Assistant Paralegal
Federal Defender Program Assistant Paralegal
Georgia Lottery Corporation Hearing Coordinator
Gwinnett County Paraprofessional Educator
International Association of Chiefs of Police Project Assistant
Leslie Spornberger Jones, LLC Legal Intern
Mellow Mushroom Cook
Office of the District Attorney Victim Advocate
Peace Place, Inc. Victim Advocate
Petram Search Group Technical Recruiter
Piedmont Judicial Circuit Case Management Clerk/Lab Technicians
Securitas Security Service USA, Inc. Security Officer
Sparrow’s Nest Administrative Assistant
StimLabs Office Administrator
Target Executive Team Lead Asset Protection Intern
United States Army Officer
Walton County Sheriff Deputy
Walton County Intern
Walton County Intern
Weissman Paralegal
Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Student Intern
XPO Logistics Associate Specialist, Billing and Settlement
* 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 2021 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 2021 Criminal Justice majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 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)
Georgia Piedmont Technical College Basic POST Certification, Certificate
Mercer University Law, JD
Michigan State University Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Public Administration, MPA
University of Kansas Law, JD
University of North Georgia Undeclared, BA
University of Wyoming Law, JD
Villanova University Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.