Criminal Justice

Overview

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares the students for professional and research careers in criminal justice, criminology, and related fields by applying multidisciplinary and comparative social science to understand, predict, and explain crime and contribute to the development of public policy within urban communities.

Concentrations: Law and Justice, Global Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Criminal Justice Organizations and Leadership

Job Titles

Advocate Legislator*
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor* Loss Prevention Agent
Border Patrol Agent Mental Health Worker
Case Manager Paralegal
Claims Investigator Parole Officer
Community Outreach Coordinator* Police Officer
Crime Analyst* Policy Analyst*
Criminal Investigator* Private Security Officer
Criminologist* Probation Officer
Diagnostic Specialist Research Assistant
Fraud Investigator Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Gaming Enforcement Officer Social Worker*
Intelligence Analyst* Surveillance Specialist
Internal Revenue Officer Victims Services Specialist
Juvenile Rehabilitation Coordinator Youth Counselor*
Lawyer* Youth Service Specialist

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships. 

Employers

Advocacy Groups Law Firms
Child Welfare Groups Mental Health Organizations
Community Health Centers Police Departments
Crisis Centers Private Security Firms
Hospitals Research Organizations
Human Services Agencies Retail Chains
Insurance Companies Youth Residential Facilities
On-Site Security Companies, including: Government Agencies, including:
Museums, Colleges and Universities, Public and Private Schools, Financial Services Organizations FBI, CIA, Bureau of Corrections, Government Accountability Office, Health and Human Services, US Marshals, Immigration and Border Control, National Park Service, Internal Revenue Service, Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Security Management Intern
  • Legal Intern
  • Research Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

CAREER & JOB WEBSITES

Campus Organizations & Activities

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: