The degree prepares students to pursue careers in criminal justice and social service agencies, as well as graduate studies in such fields as criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Justice Studies can pursue a wide variety of jobs. These job opportunities might include government as well as community service agencies geared towards delinquent youth and families, law enforcement and correctional agencies and non-profit organizations that examine social and legal justice practices both at home and abroad. Students interested in these careers should consult with advisors in appropriate areas as they plan their studies.
Interested in justice, law, and social change? The focus of the Criminology & Justice Studies Program is not one of criminal justice concerns, but rather, one concerned with creating a more just society. Students learn to critically assess the obstacles and opportunities central to the pursuit of justice. A major in Criminology & Justice Studies at CSUSM provides academic training for those interested in the following careers: