Criminal Justice Degree Specialization

Criminal Justice Careers Overview

Solving complicated crime with sophisticated technology is the focus of much of today’s news and entertainment. With this kind of exposure and continued population growth, it's no surprise criminal justice careers are in demand. At DeVry University you can learn the fundamentals of the criminal justice system as well as gain an understanding of laws, deviant behavior, politics, and ethics. The skills and knowledge you gain can help open the door to many opportunities in the exciting, fast-paced world of criminal justice.

Professional Responsibilities


Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Technical Management from DeVry University with a specialty in Criminal Justice, you can be equipped to perform a broad range of duties in a variety of positions, both high profile and behind the scenes. Professional responsibilities of criminal justice professionals in local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as in the private sector include:

  • Deterring and mitigating crime
  • Understanding complex laws and root causes of crime
  • Applying newest policing and criminal justice technologies to solve crimes
  • Connecting clues and uncovering physical and electronic data needed to prosecute criminals
  • Performing surveillance and searches

Criminal justice careers are found in growing fields, including:

  • Corporate
  • Corrections
  • Judicial
  • Federal government
  • Law enforcement
  • Security
  • State and local government
Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Technical Management with a Criminal Justice specialty can be prepared for careers such as:

  • Police officer
  • FBI agent
  • Parole and probation officer
  • Private investigator
  • Border patrol professional
  • Judicial worker
  • Security officer

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.