An option must be selected within criminal justice to prepare you for the career you have chosen. General education requirements and sufficient elective credits must be completed so that at least 124 semester credits have been earned.
Corrections — probation, parole and corrections officers operate prison systems and help offenders become contributing members of society. This option has a four and two-year degree.
Criminalistics — combines law enforcement training with a chemistry minor. Careers are available in the science-based fields of criminal justice, such as laboratory or evidence technician.
Generalist — this program is ideal for some transfer students or those working in criminal justice agencies who want a bachelor’s degree. Employment varies depending upon your specialization.
Law Enforcement — MCOLES-certified students have the best opportunities. Graduates are hired by local, state and federal agencies as police officers, sheriff deputies, federal investigators, customs and immigration inspectors, and conservation officers. Canadian graduates find careers with agencies such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ontario Provincial Police.
Loss Control — with a growing private sector, job opportunities are good. Graduates may find jobs in security departments, in security equipment sales or in private security firms. Many graduates begin their careers as manager trainees.
Public Safety — graduates compete for jobs in local, state or federal agencies as public safety officers, police officers, sheriff deputies, conservation officers or fire fighters.