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Career Opportunities

There are numerous career opportunities for students graduating from the Department of Criminology. Local, state, and federal career opportunities are fostered through research and competitive internships.

Local Opportunities

  • Municipal police departments
  • County Sheriff's offices
  • Probation departments
  • Halfway houses and pre-release centers
  • Group homes
  • Crisis centers
  • Juvenile halls and detention centers
  • Welfare fraud units
  • Private security agencies
  • Victim services organizations

State Opportunities

  • State Police
  • Departments of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Parole agencies
  • Alcohol and Beverage Control
  • California Juvenile Services
  • Bureau of Narcotics
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Fish and Game, and Forestry
  • Office of Criminal Justice Planning
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Justice
  • Victim Advocacy Services

Federal Opportunities

  • Boarder Patrol
  • Marshalls Service
  • FBI
  • Secret Service
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
  • Department of homeland Security
  • Federal Park Service
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Office for victims of Crime

Other Career Opportunities

  • Industrial security
  • Coroners office
  • Children and Family Services
  • Highway Patrol
  • Criminalistics
  • Internal Revenue Service

For a current listing of Employment Opportunities, click here.