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B.S. in Criminal Justice: Career Outlook

Excel in a vital role in your community

Graduating from a criminal justice program continues to provide jobs for those with a passion for helping people and keeping communities safe. Careers centered on criminal investigations and cybersecurity will see an explosive job-growth rate—as high as 33 percent by 2030.2

A B.S. in Criminal Justice from Utica University can help you step into a new role, or grow in your current role, with confidence.

As white-collar and computer crimes become more prevalent, and laws change, so does the rate of growth for a variety of criminal justice careers. Graduating with a criminal justice degree from Utica can open a wide variety of career paths for you.



Gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes to protect lives and property in your community. Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent by 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need for skilled public safety professionals is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.3



Aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Prompted by advances in science and technology available to law enforcement departments, employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 16 percent by 2030—much faster than the average for all occupations.4

Additional roles with a bachelor’s in criminal justice:

  • Policing
  • Law
  • Probation
  • Juvenile Services
  • Private Security
  • Public Administration/Planning
  • Counseling
  • Research
  • Regulatory Enforcement

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  4. Forensic Science Technicians. (2022, April 18) Retrieved August 31, 2022, from