Careers

Career

Note: These are the basic trends currently noted in the field of criminal justice across the country for criminal justice majors as well as other secondary majors/minors.  (Law Enforcement Physical Requirements)

Accounting

Public and private investigative agencies (revenue sector). Federal & state revenue and/or investigative service agencies (internal examiners)

Business Management

Corporate security management; insurance industry; consumer arena; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; investigative agencies; privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies involving staff management.

Biology*

Federal & state natural resource and/or game preserve agencies, private ecological foundations.

Communications

News and communications media; law school; graduate school; community and/or public relations in federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement (candidates begin as line personnel); federal, state, county, municipal & privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies involving community liaison activity.

Chemistry*

Forensic science laboratories; coroner or medical examiner offices.

Computer Science

Data processing services in justice administration agencies.

Economics*

Investment/brokerage arena; law school; graduate school; federal state, county & municipal law enforcement involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel).

English

Law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies; federal, state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions.

Electronic Engineering

Industrial security sales and services (hardware); corporate security management.

History

Law school; graduate school.

Journalism

News media; law school; graduate school.

Languages

Federal service; community service organizations with bilingual personnel, international investigatory agencies; federal service; state, county & municipal law enforcement involving international clientele; state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal instutions serving bilingual clientele.

Marketing

Corporate security management, insurance industry; consumer arena; law school; graduate school.

Mathematics

Planning & research in justice administration agencies; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving planning and research (candidates begin as line personnel)

Military Science

Commissioned officer in armed services; commissioned officer in armed services involving military law enforcement; commissioned officer in armed services involving military correctional and/or penal institutions.

Performing & Visual Arts

Law school; graduate school.

Philosophy

Law school; graduate school.

Photography

Law enforcement; coroner or medical examiner offices as photographer; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving on-scene examinations (candidates begin as line personnel).

Physical & Health Education

Federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; federal, statae, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions involving planning and implementing physical activities programs for clientele (candidates begin as line personnel.

Political Science

Public service agencies; political arena; lobbyist; law school; graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement and/or investigative agencies involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel).

Psychology

Justice administration organizations; law school; graduate school; federal, state county & municipal law enforcement involving staff management (candidates begin as line personnel); federal, state, county, municipal & privately funded correctional and/or rehabilitative agencies requiring recognized counseling practices (candidates begin as line personnel).

Sociology

Social service organizations; law school, graduate school; federal, state, county & municipal law enforcement; federal, state, county & municipal correctional and/or penal institutions.

*Requires a double major 
+Requires both speaking and writing ability 
Note: Students should consult with their assigned academic advisor and the current  WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY  UNDERGRADUATE CATALOGUE or other universities/colleges.

Agencies & Services

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Defense Investigative Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury
  • District Attorneys' Offices
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Governors' Offices
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Indian Police
  • Industrial Security Firms and Corporations
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Juvenile Courts
  • Municipal, County and State Police Departments
  • Municipal, County and State Prison and Penal Systems
  • Municipal Courts and Court Administration Offices
  • National Center for Action on Institutions and Alternatives
  • National Center for State Courts
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
  • Police Foundation
  • Practice of Law
  • Private Rehabilitation Agencies
  • Probation and Parole Agencies
  • Public Defender Offices
  • Research and Consulting Firms
  • Senators' Offices
  • State and County Consumer Advocate Offices
  • State and County Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices
  • State Crime Commissions
  • State Trial Courts
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • U.S. Marshal Service
  • U.S. Postal Service and many more...