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Salary and Career Info

Criminal Justice BS

A criminal justice bachelor's degree that explores issues of law and justice as you evaluate the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice policies and decision-making.

Program skills

Through core courses, students are exposed to the widest possible range of perspectives from which to view crime and the nature of criminal justice administration, thus broadening their career options. During the first year, students select professional electives in a specific area of interest from courses offered in criminology, law enforcement, law, corrections, management and crime analysis, Data analysis, Crime analysis, and Crime mapping.

Program job titles reported

Federal Law Enforcement Agent; State/Local Police Officer; Youth Advocate; Grant Specialist; Paralegal; Probation/Parole Officer; Crime Investigator; Security and Risk Analyst; Dispute Resolution Coordinator; Information Security Engineer; Legal Intern for Immigration; Women and Youth Crisis Center worker; Corrections Officer 

Select program hiring partners

EPIC Systems, Inc.; First American Title Insurance Company; Johns Hopkins University,; Monroe County Sheriff's Office; Rochester Institute of Technology; Dept of Corrections; Homeland Security

93.9%

Outcome Rates

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).

88.90%

Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 68.80%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.30%
Alternative Plans 18.80%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 68.80%
Full-time Graduate Study 6.30%
Alternative Plans 18.80%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

During your senior year, you have the opportunity to complete an internship at a number of agencies and organizations in the areas of law, law enforcement, institutional and non-institutional corrections, courts, juvenile advocacy and counseling programs, and security. For one semester, you may work 25-hours-a-week under an agency field supervisor and meet regularly with advisors and peers who are doing field placements in other agencies. Internships are individualized to fit a student's career objectives.