College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Career Opportunities

Obtaining a bachelor's degree in criminology will help prepare students for careers in a variety of fields at the local, state and federal level. Common careers available to students with a bachelor's degree in criminology include:

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  • Corrections Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Research Analyst

A major in criminology provides a strong background for students interested in pursuing a legal career. It is also beneficial for students who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in criminal justice, criminology, political science, public policy, or sociology. Advanced education usually provides individuals with greater access to positions in academic and administrative fields. Feel free to talk with one of our criminology faculty if you have any questions about future employment opportunities or graduate school.

For more career information please visit UNI's Career Services website.

Criminal Justice employment listings are also available at Prof. Featherstone's JOBS website.