After Graduation

Sociology and criminal justice graduates at Commencement

A criminal justice degree prepares students for a career in law enforcement, corrections (including probation and parole), court administration, other justice-related positions, or graduate school.

Many criminal justice graduates work in law enforcement at the municipal, county, state, or federal levels. Some federal positions may require graduate study, foreign language proficiency, or computer or accounting skills. Careers in corrections involving the custody and treatment of offenders range from child protection and counseling to prison administration. Typical positions are found in juvenile and adult probation and parole. Industrial and private security positions include personnel investigation, control of substance abuse, theft, assault, and other aspects of workplace safety. Criminal justice graduates play prominent roles in justice-related jobs and combat the social problems associated with delinquency and crime, as well as address the needs of victims and their families.

Below is list of Criminal Justice careers:

Law Enforcement


Forensic Science/Criminalistics

  • Indiana State Police Crime Lab
  • Arson Specialist
  • Ballistics Specialist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Document Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Polygraph Specialist
  • Serology Specialist

Private Security

Juvenile Justice


  • Academic Teacher
  • Classification and Treatment Director
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Detention Deputy
  • Education Counselor
  • Parole Officer
  • Prerelease Program, Corrections Counselor
  • Prerelease Program, Employment Counselor
  • Prerelease Program, Halfway House Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Vanderburgh County Probation
  • Recreation Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Warden
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • State Departments of Correction
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Illinois

Office Phone

Office Email

Office Location
Room 57, Schroeder School of Business Building