Career Opportunities

EKU’s online criminal justice degree combines the professional skills of specialized areas of criminal justice with the analytical skills needed to help you enhance your qualifications and pursue more challenging responsibilities in criminal justice agencies and organizations.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, and employment of probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.  The BLS data suggests that job opportunities should continue to be plentiful for those who qualify. 

Job opportunities include:

  • District Attorney office
  • Family court
  • For-profit organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Federal government jobs (e.g., FBI, Border Patrol)
  • Court administrator
  • Bailiff
  • Correctional officer
  • Case manager
  • Corrections administrator
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Adult probation officer
  • Juvenile probation officer
  • Parole officer
  • Parole board member
  • Pretrial services officer
  • Counselor
  • Police officer
  • Detective

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
  • Local & State Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Department of Agriculture