The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares students for professional and research careers in criminal justice, criminology and related fields by applying multidisciplinary and comparative social science to understand, predict and explain crime and contribute to the development of public policy within urban communities. Using an active learning approach, the School seeks to develop its students intellectually and ethically, while providing them with a keen appreciation for the complexities of crime, and public and private efforts to make communities safer and ensure justice.

Job Titles

AdvocateLegislator*
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor*Loss Prevention Agent
Border Patrol AgentMental Health Worker
Case ManagerParalegal
Claims InvestigatorParole Officer
Community Outreach Coordinator*Police Officer
Crime Analyst*Policy Analyst*
Criminal Investigator*Private Security Officer
Criminologist*Probation Officer
Diagnostic SpecialistResearch Assistant
Fraud InvestigatorSexual Assault Response Coordinator
Gaming Enforcement OfficerSocial Worker*
Intelligence Analyst*Surveillance Specialist
Internal Revenue OfficerVictims Services Specialist
Juvenile Rehabilitation CoordinatorYouth Counselor*
Lawyer*Youth Service Specialist

Positions that require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.Criminal History Systems Board
Bronx DefendersDepartment of Criminal Justice Information Services
Council on Crime and JusticeU.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
CounselingNonprofit
Education/AcademiaPublic Health
GovernmentResearch
LawSocial Justice
Legal Services

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Security Management Intern
  • Legal Intern
  • Research Intern

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

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Campus Organizations & Activities

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Social Media

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