Jobs with a Criminology Degree

The field of criminology has a bright outlook due to growth in law enforcement and homeland security in response to the increase in terrorism around the world. Jobs in law enforcement are predicted to grow by 10 percent from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*

Holders of a bachelor's in Criminology are positioned to move up in the criminal justice field or move into roles that require an undergraduate degree. Graduates pursue jobs at a federal agency, such as the FBI, the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Immigration, the SEC, or the U.S. Forest Service. With Criminology classes available on campus or online, getting a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Regis University can conveniently fit into your existing work schedule and family life.

Criminologists are also needed at local and state levels to perform research, develop initiatives, and help create public policy. A BS in Criminology can also be an asset to social workers working with juveniles, victims of crime, and individuals battling addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Opportunities exist in the private sector as well-in private security, hospitals, and gambling enterprises.

Some specific job titles available to graduates with a B.S. in Criminology include:

  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Juvenile Caseworker
  • Victims' Advocate
  • Security Consultant
  • Police Officer/Detective
  • Customs Officer
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Credit Investigator

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition [http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm]

Find out more about careers open to you with a bachelor's degree in Criminology from Regis University. Request more information or call us toll-free at 877-820-0581 to speak to an Admissions Advisor.

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Don Lindley

Faculty, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

"It thrills me when a student tells me they are going to become a Criminal Investigator after they have taken my Criminal Profiling course. Our small class sizes allow me to work individually with all my students, building a relationship of intellectual exchange and trust."