What You Can Do with a Major in Criminal Justice

At Aurora University, we’ll equip you with a strong academic foundation and the specific knowledge and skills needed to be a leader in the criminal justice field. And we will prepare you to excel in your career through field experiences and internships. You’ll work alongside police officers, corrections officers, agency employees and investigators to see for yourself what it takes to succeed in the field. Armed with these experiences, you’ll graduate with practical skills that you can put immediately to work in a fulfilling and meaningful profession.

Recommended for students who are interested in all aspects of the law and how the criminal justice system operates, have strong people skills and want to serve society

POTENTIAL CAREER TITLES

Prepare for potential careers as a(n):

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Bailiff
  • Border Patrol/Customs Agent
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • FBI/CIA/IRS/DEA/ATF Agent
  • Inspector or Compliance Officer
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Non-Profit Organization Advocate
  • Park Ranger
  • Police Officer    
  • Witness Protection Worker

Potential careers for graduates with additional education or experience:

  • Compliance Manager
  • Coroner
  • Corrections Facilities Manager
  • Criminologist
  • Detective
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Lawyer
  • Litigation Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH RESOURCES

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES

Student organizations:

  • Aurora Criminal Justice Association
  • Aurora University Human Rights Organization
  • Global Leadership Organization
  • Political Science Club

On-campus employment:

  • Campus Public Safety

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT CAREER SERVICES:

630-844-5403 | career@aurora.edu | aurora.edu/career
Eckhart Hall, Room 316