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Careers in Criminology

Create Positive Change in the World: Earn a Criminology Degree

While both criminology and criminal justice work to reduce crime, criminology is unique in that it looks at the big picture of crime as a social phenomenon. While criminal justice has to do with upholding the law and implementing consequences for those who break it, criminology promotes a positive societal change while taking a sociological approach - exploring the root causes of crime to eradicate it before it occurs.

Career Opportunities for Criminology Graduates

There are a number of highly rewarding and engaging roles within the criminology and related fields, which is why Regis’ Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree can be tailored to meet your career aspirations.

Unlike other fields, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady growth in the field of law enforcement and security from 2012 to 2022. Similarly, human/social services and public policy are projected to grow 21 percent.

When you earn your bachelor's in criminology, you gain the potential to quickly rise in the criminal justice ranks and are positioned to pursue other roles that help reduce criminal behavior.  This degree can open doors to career opportunities at numerous federal agencies, such as the:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Customs and Immigration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Department of Homeland Security

Candidates with comprehensive criminology training are also sought out by local and state government agencies to perform research and explore and analyze the cause of crime, develop initiatives to improve the administration of justice, and help develop improved public policy.

Check out these video interviews of criminology professionals speaking to their experience and advice about beginning your career.

Regis University’s B.S. in Criminology prepares you for roles in and beyond criminal justice. Many opportunities exist for graduates who want to make lasting impacts on the lives of others:

  1. Guiding at-risk youth away from a life of crime
  2. Supporting dysfunctional families and helping them foster an improved environment at home
  3. Helping former prisoners improve their lives and avoid returning to incarceration
  4. Assisting individuals who are battling addictions to drugs and alcohol
  5. Seeking justice for those who were a victim of a crime

A Rewarding Career at Your Fingertips

Some specific job titles available to graduates with a B.S. in Criminology include:

  • Credit Investigator
  • Customs Officer
  • Insurance Investigator
  • Juvenile Caseworker
  • Police Officer/Detective
  • Probation/Parole Office
  • Security Consultant
  • Victims' Advocate

With criminology classes available both on campus and online, Regis University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology aligns with your schedule, so you can focus on your career while still working toward understanding criminal behavior.

Make a Commitment to Prevent Criminal Behavior

Find out more about the career opportunities available when you earn a bachelor's degree in criminology from Regis University. Call us toll-free at 877-820-0581 to speak to an admissions counselor.

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