What Can I Do With A Major In Criminology?
field of Criminology seeks to answer questions such as: Why do people commit
crimes? Are they born a criminal? What impact does society have on criminal
behavior? Does crime serve an important function in our society? Students in
the criminology program will receive instruction on the theories and practices
pertaining to the criminal justice system, crime prevention, and public and
corporate responses to crime on the local, national, and international levels. Areas
of research in criminology include the incidence, forms, causes and
consequences of crime, as well as social and governmental regulations and
reaction to crime.
Students are also prepared to pursue graduate
coursework in law or public policy as well as many other criminal justice
related disciplines. If a graduate with a bachelor's degree is looking for
employment after graduation, opportunities exist at the managerial level in
county, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. Research centers
concerned with domestic and international issues, policies and practices
related to the criminal justice system provide additional opportunities to experience
this exciting field.
Visit CCSU’s Criminology Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Border Patrol Agent
Fish & Game
Identification & Records Officer
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences
American Correctional Association
American Criminal Justice Association
The American Probation and Parole Association
The American Society of Criminology
Association for Criminal Justice Research
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &
Central Intelligence Agency
Criminal Justice USA
Justice Career Center
Directory of Federal Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The International Association of Crime Analysts
National Association of Legal Assistants
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The National Drug Enforcement Officers Association
The National Institute of Corrections
National Security Agency
State Juvenile Justice Profiles
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Defense
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Criminology majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for criminology majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Fatality Review Internship
State of Connecticut Office of Policy & Management - Legislative Internship, Criminal Justice Research Internship
The Children's Home of Cromwell, Inc. - Teacher Support Specialist
Wheeler Clinic - Case Manager, AIC - Middletown, Intervention Specialist, Program Manager, AIC, Court Liaison