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Criminal Justice

   The Criminal Justice Major: The program in Criminal Justice offers students a focused interdisciplinary exposure to all aspects of crime and criminal justice. Course in the program deal with crime, violence, and other forms of deviance and the response to these problems by police, courts, and corrections; contemporary criminal justice issues; and ethical concerns and research. Students majoring in criminal justice receive an excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional school as well as careers in criminal justice.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Criminal Justice degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

Law Enforcement

  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Agent
  • Customs Agent
  • Deputy US Marshall
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • FBI (Special) Agent
  • Postal Service Investigator
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Internal Revenue Special Agent
  • Internal Revenue Officer
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Park Ranger
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Municipal Police officer
  • County Sheriff's deputy
  • Criminologist
  • Criminal Investigator


  • Corrections Officer
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Warden
  • Child Welfare Caseworker
  • Parole Officer
  • Penologist
  • Prisoner Classification Interviewer
  • Recreational Specialist
  • Inmate Records Coordinator
  • Employment Counselor

Forensic Science

  • Criminologist
  • Arson Specialist
  • Ballistics Specialist
  • Document Specialist
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Polygraph Specialist
  • Serology Specialist

Private Security

  • Alarm Investigator
  • Credit Investigator
  • Security Detective
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Security Detective
  • Commercial Security
  • Institutional Security
  • Industrial Security


  • Bailiff
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Liaison Officer
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Pre-Trial Services
  • Probation Officer
  • Victims Services
  • Law Librarian
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Reporter

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Essex Vicinage Probation Division
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Public Defender Service for D.C.
  • National Organization for Women
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • City of New York Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Asian Pacific American Institute
  • Office of the Public Defender of New Jersey
  • The Kettering Foundation Program for Women and Families
  • National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials
  • State of New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs
  • United States Department of State