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Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is a dynamic field with a wide range of career choices that offer mobility, advancement, and personal satisfaction, including:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Criminologist
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Homeland Security Special Agent
  • DEA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Crime Analyst
  • CIA Agent
  • Private Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Prison Management
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Counselor

The Criminal Justice major also serves as an excellent preparation for law school, public administration, social work, and social science research.



Department of Criminal Justice

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone:  (661) 654-2433
Fax:  (661) 654-2627
Email:  jlords@csub.edu
Office:  Dorothy Donahue Hall C116