The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Criminal Justice
At The University of Georgia, Criminal Justice (CJ) operates as an interdisciplinary program that draws
its courses primarily from the social sciences and humanities in Arts and Sciences. A CJ major leads to a
Bachelor of Arts Degree and offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue studies leading to a
career in administration of justice, related fields, or select professional and graduate programs. Career
opportunities for students who study CJ are vast. In fact, those who seek employment immediately after
completing their degree generally have good prospects in such areas as local, state, and some federal law
enforcement, state and federal probation and parole, correctional counseling, court services and
administration, juvenile justice and family services, and private security.
Possible Job Titles
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Accounts Representative* Detective* Medical Examiner*
Assistant Facility Manager * Enforcement Agent* Paralegal*
Benefits Specialist* Family Services Coordinator* Parole Officer*
Border Patrol Agent* Juvenile Probation Specialist* Police Officer*
Case Worker* Legal Advocate* Probataion Officer*