Working to protect society.

A criminal justice major lays a foundation for understanding contemporary criminal justice theory and practice.

You will develop the knowledge, values, and ethical consciousness that are essential to careers in public law enforcement and corrections agencies, or pursuing graduate study in law, judicial administration, and other professions.

Your Professors

Your Future

Career Opportunities

Through a combination of course work, internships and special research projects, graduates are prepared to enter a wide variety of vocations including public law enforcement and corrections agencies or to pursue graduate study in law, judicial administration, and other professions.

Graduate Schools

  • San Diego State University 
  • Kapella University
  • California Western School of Law
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Pepperdine Law School
  • Indiana University
  • University of Denver
  • George Mason University

Employers

  • FBI Cyber Division
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Oxnard Police Department
  • San Diego Police Department
  • Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
  • United States Customs
  • Ventura County Probation Agency

Job Titles

  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Crime Analyst
  • Parole and Probation Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Park Ranger
  • Customs Inspector
  • Probation Officer
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