Criminal Justice Programs

Why Study Criminal Justice and Criminology?

Criminal justice is one of the fastest growing career fields and many criminal justice organizations are now requiring new employees to meet educational requirements, including a four-year college degree. 

Projected Growth

The criminal justice system, which encompasses a wide range of government and community-based service providers, is one of the fastest growing employers. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that criminal justice-related fields will continue to grow over the next decade (between 10 percent to 20 percent depending on the career area).

There are many career opportunities for individuals who graduate with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice. Please check out the Career Opportunities web page for more information about jobs and careers in criminal justice and criminology. In addition, career assistance is available through the SXU Career Services Office.