Campus Advisory Classes are in session remotely through the end of spring semester. Our satellite centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley and Suffolk County are closed; however, all staff and units are accessible remotely. Adelphi's Garden City campus is operational with only essential personnel on-site. » COVID-19 Response

Coronavirus Updates on Operations: Department or campus operations may be modified during this time. Please call or email the department for more information or visit

Careers for Criminal Justice Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Correctional officer or bailiff
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer or correctional treatment specialist
  • Security guard
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Social worker

Job outlook data

As of 2014, the last year for which data are available, police and detectives held about 806,000 jobs, correctional officers and bailiffs held about 475,000 jobs, private detectives and investigators held about 34,000 jobs, and probation officers and correctional treatment specialists held 92,000 jobs. Even when crime rates fall, protective and correctional services employees are needed to maintain and improve safety among the general population and in prisons.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of criminal justice professionals include:

  • Government
  • Educational settings
  • Investigation and security services
  • Private enterprise

» Get information about Adelphi’s Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts

« Back to Majors and Degree Programs List

Follow Adelphi's Career Center at:    

For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Sociology
Blodgett Hall Room 102
p – 516.877.4943