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School of Adult and Graduate Education

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Scott Hoke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
610-437-4471 ext. 4454

Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice

In today’s security-conscious society, there is a high demand for graduates with a degree in criminal justice, particularly women. By earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Cedar Crest College, you will be well-prepared for positions in a broad variety of fields, including the following:

  • Child abuse investigative services
  • Child welfare services
  • Foster care services
  • Correctional management
  • Probation and parole
  • Drug and alcohol referral, evaluation and service industries
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Federal law enforcement
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
    • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • Federal probation
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    • U.S. Marshals
  • State law enforcement (such as the Bureau of Narcotic Investigation and Drug Control in Pennsylvania)
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General: Bureau of Criminal Investigations
  • Not-for-profit agencies
  • Security
    • Emergency preparedness
    • Fraud/bank investigation
    • Homeland Security
    • Intelligence analysis
    • Public safety
    • Transit, industrial and personal security

Considering a career in psychology, forensic science, or social work? Adding a major or minor in criminal justice can strengthen your resume and allow you to more deeply understand human behavior.

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