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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

This program is designed for students who want to enter or advance a career in criminal justice. You’ll examine and apply leadership strategies, resource planning, and research and criminal justices theories to address complex issues in the criminal justice system. You’ll gain skills and knowledge that will help you serve your community at supervisory and administrative levels in a variety of settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Law enforcement organization—state, local, federal
  • Correctional facility or prison—state, local, federal
  • Municipal court systems
  • State government agency
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Probation and Parole Courts
  • Federal government agency
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Marshal Service
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of the Army
  • U.S. Department of the Navy

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Drug enforcement officer
  • Private investigator
  • Law enforcement officer, detective, investigator, or commander or chief
  • Case worker or probation and parole officer
  • Prison warden
  • Community correctional worker
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Correctional officer
  • Intelligence specialist
  • Staff personnel in juvenile justice program
  • Guard
  • Criminal investigator
  • Field probation officer
  • Research personnel within law enforcement and justice
  • Victim specialist
  • Court officer, courtroom security, or bailiff
  • Sheriff
  • Crime scene investigative unit manager
  • Inmate classification director
  • Probation, parole, correctional administrator or commissioner

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.