What Can I Do With a Major in Criminal Justice?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Related Major Skills 

  • Writing and presentation skills          
  • Research strategies
  • Understanding societies' reaction to crimes         
  • Ethics and moral values
  • Considerations of gender and race
  • Interviewing skills
  • Quantitative skills    
  • Strong background in humanities, social science and natural science
  • Computer literacy    
  • Broad understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system
  • Critical thinking        
  • Skills in research and scientific methodology
  • Understanding nature of crimes    
  • Ability to identify and analyze social problems and develop solutions
  • Decision-making       
  • Knowledge of legal structures
  • Patience        
  • Supervision and management skills

Related Career Titles

Entry level:

  • Airport Security Officer
  • Customs Agent
  • Litigation Manager
  • Bailiff
  • Deportation Officer
  • US Marshall
  • Body Guard
  • Deputy Marshall
  • Military Officer
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Detective
  • Naval Investigator
  • CIA Agent
  • Discrimination Investigator
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Child Support Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Paralegal
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Employment Agency Recruiter
  • Park Ranger
  • Compliance Manager
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Postal Service Investigator
  • Court Administrator
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Pre-Trial Services Officer
  • Court Clerk
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Private Security Officer
  • Housing/Tenant Representative
  • Industrial Security Specialist
  • Probation & Parole Officer
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Safety Officer
  • SBI Agent
  • Social Worker
  • Victim Services Specialist
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Teacher
  • Youth Advocate
  • Sheriff
  • US Customs Agent

Jobs requiring additional education, training or experience: 

  • Attorney
  • Criminologist
  • Law Librarian
  • Coroner
  • Corrections Facilities Mgr
  • Police Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Penologist
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Private Investigator
  • Warden

Career planning

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Board of Criminalistics (Forensic Science)

American Society of Criminology

CJ Career Info

Criminal Justice Profiles

Criminal Justice Careers

Professional Associations

International Association of Crime Analysts

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

American Society of Criminology

Arkansas Links:

Arkansas State Police

Arkansas Department of Correction

Arkansas Judiciary

Law Enforcement:


Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training

Official Directory of State Patrol & State Police

Police Jobs

Legal Resources:

U.S. Federal Courts' Home Page


American Probation and Parole Association

Crime Statistics:

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

Office of Justice Programs

Department of Justice Websites:

U.S. Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Office of Justice Programs

Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Institute of Justice

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Office for Victims of Crime

Anti-trust Division

Civil Rights Division

Community Oriented Policing

Drug Enforcement Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Immigration & Naturalization

Office of Tribal Justice

U. S. Attorney's Office

Attorney General's Office

U. S. Marshal's Service

Violence Against Women Office


National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Safety Council


Institute for Intergovernmental Research