Careers in Criminal Justice

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calls criminal justice one of the fastest growing sectors in the American economy. A Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Nebraska Wesleyan University unlocks opportunities for career growth and good pay.

People planning careers in criminal justice should know how to quickly analyze, compare and interpret complex facts. They should be strong communicators, good listeners, critical thinkers and powerful problem solvers.

Because criminal justice professionals protect public safety and the civil rights of others, a high standard of personal and professional integrity is essential.

Nebraska Wesleyan prepares criminal justice students for a range of professional positions or graduate study. Many graduates have gone onto law school. NWU alumni in criminal justice have had careers in:

  • Probation
  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Security
  • Forensic science
  • Fraud investigation
  • U.S. postal inspection
  • Immigration and customs enforcement
  • CIA
  • FBI
  • Drug enforcement
  • Secret Service

By obtaining a degree in criminal justice from NWU, you can explore job opportunities that fit your unique interests, skills, talents and salary expectations.

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