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Careers

An internship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of your major or area of career interest.

Careers

Criminology and justice studies is a popular major for students planning careers in areas such as law enforcement, corrections, probation, and parole at local, state and national levels. Students in the criminology and justice studies major will be prepared with the leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary for a successful career and/or graduate school education in areas such as law, sociology, psychology, and public administration.

The following list illustrates the diversity of careers our graduates have entered:

Criminal Justice System

  • Law enforcement
  • Correctional officer
  • Probation officer
  • Homeland Security
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Judiciary
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Forensics 

Federal, State and Local Government 

  • International development
  • Cultural resource management
  • Legislative branch
  • Youth services
  • Political campaign work
  • City management/public administration

Social Practice

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Educator
  • Human services
  • Vocational services
  • Non-profit associations

Social Action

  • Political advocacy
  • Community organizations
  • Lobbying
  • Religious work

Business

  • Sales
  • Public relations
  • Management
  • Market research
  • Human resources
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Careers

An internship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of your major or area of career interest.

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

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  • Travel Award
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