Division of Arts & Sciences

Careers in Criminology

Description of the Field

Students with a degree in Criminology have an advantage in the job market. Criminology graduates are in demand and can find employment in many areas within the criminal justice system or in private employment. Graduates have worked in corrections, forensics, fraud investigation, rehabilitation, research, teaching, and court systems. Some graduates work for federal government agencies like the DEA or the FBI, and a number of graduates go into policing. The American Society of Criminology publishes job resource information.

Sample Careers in Criminology (links to O*Net Online)

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Forensic Science Technicians
Police Detectives
Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
Private Detectives and Investigators

Criminology at Columbus State

Coursework in Criminology is offered by the Department of Social Science. Please visit their site for information about their pre-major programs, course offerings, and faculty.