The Criminal Justice program seeks to prepare majors for a variety of careers by fostering the knowledge and skills needed to be successful broadly in the field as well as the flexibility and depth needed for success in individual positions. Public sector opportunities such as law enforcement – at the community, state, national or international level – encompass uniquely meaningful and engaging ways to serve the common good, strengthen society, and provide compassionate support for individuals. Employment in the public sector offers positive personal incentives as well, as law enforcement and public safety positions generally offer stability, decent pay, decent benefits, and retirement.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment for people with criminal justice degrees to increase by 7% yearly through 2026. There are currently almost 810,000 jobs in criminal justice in the United States. The continued need for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for criminal justice graduates, although demand may vary by location.
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