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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Criminal Justice

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Criminal Justice?"

Why Major in Criminal Justice?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Discern the basic components of the criminal justice system and understand the interrelationship within and between these components.
  • Specify how justice institutions operate within society, as well as how they differ.
  • Read and utilize articles from academic journals.
  • Recognize personal assumptions, as well as basic American assumptions in analyzing positions on justice issues.
  • Communicate effectively both in written and oral form.
  • Conduct and report basic research procedures in accord with the scholarly practices of the discipline of Criminal Justice, including the principles of documentation, the acquisition of on and offline resources and do so in line with the ACJS Code of Ethics.
  • Create reasonable linkages between empirical evidence and theory utilizing both inductive and deductive forms of logic.
  • Recognize the complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty that are present in the use of knowledge to address crime problems.

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Affiliated Organizations

Academy of Criminal Justice
Alpha Phi Sigma (UCM)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association of State Troopers
American Bar Association
American Correctional Association
American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
American Jail Association
American League of Lobbyist
American Probation and Parole Association
American Society of Criminology
Association of Firearms and Tool Mark Examiners
ATF
Central Intelligence Agency
DEA
Department of Homeland Security
Directory of Criminal Justice Associations
FBI
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Federal Judiciary
Forensic Science Society
Fraternal Order of Police
Kansas City Metroplitan Bar Association
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (UCM)
Law Students Association (UCM)
Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
Missouri Conservation Agent Association
Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
Missouri Peace Officers Association
National Association of Fraud Investigators
National Association of Police Organization
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
National Criminal Justice Association
National Insurance Crime Bureau
National Sheriffs Association
Secret Service
Student Chapter of the American Correctional Association (UCM)
Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of Justice
United States Park Police
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Women In Federal Law Enforcement

Four-Year Academic Plan

Criminal Justice: B.S. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator