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Criminology and Criminal Justice



A major in criminology and criminal justice prepares individuals for a variety of exciting and challenging careers—both directly in law enforcement and corrections agencies and in other areas ranging from private security management to private investigation.

Most students in this program are preparing for careers as police officers and police administrators, professionals in adult and juvenile correctional programs, and probation and parole officers. Graduates also serve as professional staff in the offices of medical examiners, prosecutors, and courts. Many have found careers in the private economy as security professionals and as investigators for insurance companies, banks, and law firms.

In addition, graduates are employed by the FBI, Secret Service, United States Marshals Service, NCIS, ICE, TSA, Border Patrol and other Homeland Security agencies, the National Institute of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

Last updated 25 April 2014