What Can I Do with a CJ Studies Degree?


The B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies is a flexible degree that offers students a number of career options.  Many of our students go directly into careers in criminal justice.  Such students work, for example, as probation/parole officers, victim advocates, loss-prevention specialists, or as officers in federal, state, or local law enforcement. Other students choose related careers in social service agencies or seek advanced degrees to prepare them for careers in counseling, research, or the law.

There are a number of resources on campus to assist CJ Majors with career decisions. The UGA Career Center has prepared (click on) an information sheet for Criminal Justice Studies majors in their "What Can I Do with a Major in ... ?" series.

The Criminal Justice Studies Program Director holds a graduate school information session each fall and spring to help CJ Studies majors sort out their grad school options.  The dates of these seminars will be announced on the CJ Listserv.  Finally, the CJ Studies Program hosts its Annual Alumni Panel each fall. Here, program alums from a variety of fields share career advice with current students.