Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice, the Career with a Future

What can I do with my Criminal Justice degree?

Frequently our students and those who are considering the criminal justice major will inquire about the future prospects of employment in the field. Because Wilmington University is centrally located near so many job markets in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey our graduates have been very successful in obtaining employment in a job in their chosen field of study. The students also have the benefit of having professors who are currently active in the profession who are always willing to advise their students. The networking opportunities of the Criminal Justice Association are also very helpful as students get to meet potential employers in less formal settings.

Career development is addressed in CRJ 101 Available Online , Survey of Criminal Justice, as students discuss a number of topics that review career opportunities and invite guest speakers to class who supply specific information about careers. Careers in criminal justice are addressed in CRJ 450 Available Online , Senior Seminar, when students receive specific information on the preparation of a resume intended for use in a criminal justice setting. Students in Senior Seminar are also given the opportunity to participate in mock employment interviews with professionals from the field. CRJ 490, Internship, provides students with an opportunity to spend an extended period of time in a criminal justice agency learning all of the facets of the host agency. Frequently the interns are invited to apply for employment in the agency after the internship is completed. Some students capitalize on the networking opportunities of the internship experience.

The Wilmington University Career Development Office helps students through personal attention to meet individual needs and through sponsoring general career fairs on a regular basis.

Where do you fit in? It's your choice!

Some of our graduates have obtained employment as:

Anti-graffiti Network
Border Patrol
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Campus Security
Community Crisis Intervention
Community Violence Prevention
Corporate Internal Security
Corrections Officer
County Park Police
Court Security
Crime Analyst
Crime Scene Analyst
Criminal Data Researcher
Criminalist Dignitary Protection
District Attorney Investigator
Domestic Relations Court
Drug Enforcement Administration
FBI Agent
Federal Parole Officer
Federal Protective Service
Forest Ranger
Fraud Investigations
Housing Authority
Human Relations Commission
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Insurance Investigator
Intelligence Analyst
IRS Criminal Division
Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs

Juvenile Detention
Juvenile Probation
Juvenile Resident Counselor
Loss Prevention
Military Police
NFL Security
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Officer of Inspector General
Police Department
Port Authority Police
Postal Inspector
Pre-trial Services
Prison Society
Private Investigator
Private Security
School Safety Coordinator
Secret Service
Senate Committee Investigator
Sheriff Department
State Attorney General's Investigator
State Bureau of Investigations
State Police State Probation Officer
Treasury Agent
United States Attorney's Office
United States Customs Service
United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Labor
United States Marshal Service
Veterans Administration
Woman's Shelter

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.