Criminal Justice Careers

Creating a Safer Society

Solving complicated crimes with sophisticated technology attracts many to a rewarding criminal justice career. Current law enforcement agencies now depend on robotic cameras, drones, thermal imaging and more. It’s fair to say that the industry has come a long way from the days of the first fingerprint technology.

At DeVry University, you’ll learn fundamentals of the criminal justice system by earning a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Gaining an understanding of laws, deviant behavior, politics and ethics can give you the power to make the world a safer place. 

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Professional Responsibilities

A degree from DeVry with a specialization in criminal justice equips you for:

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


Criminal justice careers are found in growing industries such as:

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

Career Opportunities

DeVry graduates who focused on criminal justice may be prepared for careers such as:

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

Additional hours of industry-specific training may be required to obtain employment in this field. Applicants for jobs in this field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, and drug and/or alcohol testing. Employment in these occupation may require years of relevant experience.