What Can I Do with a Criminal Justice Degree?

Criminal Justice Business Degrees

The criminal justice system is a vast sector with opportunities for those with higher degrees and leadership skills. An advanced business degree specializing in criminal justice can help you in developing the competencies needed to pursue leadership positions in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, teaching or private consulting fields.

What can I do with a criminal justice degree?

Have you always had a desire to help others? Do you have a sense of justice and fairness? 

Those who pursue the criminal justice field might move into careers that “serve and protect” others, such as in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For example, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the DHS, and has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries. Those with a master’s degree may have an opportunity to become a criminal investigator for ICE at the GL-9 level.

Another option for those with an advanced business degree specializing in criminal justice is training the next generation. Criminal Justice educators work at colleges, universities, government agencies, technical schools and business schools around the globe, sharing their passion for the criminal justice field. Research may also be a component for instructors who hold PhDs. Many criminal justice instructors have experience in the field, so they can share that real-world expertise with their students.

Northcentral University offers a criminal justice specialization at the master’s and doctoral levels in its School of Business and Technology Management. Through this specialization, you will gain insight into the operational and organizational structure of criminal justice agencies and learn applicable concepts.  You will explore topics such as organized crime, delinquency, criminal justice, and institutional corrections. With the guidance of professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you will evaluate the coordination efforts of local, state, federal and multinational organizations.

For more information on NCU’s business programs with a criminal justice specialization, please visit our Criminal Justice page, or fill out the request for information form below.