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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:

  • Identify moral and ethical issues inherent in the administration of justice and the practice of criminal justice.
  • Identify the importance of the history, development, fundamentalconcepts, and current operation of our principal criminal justiceinstitutions, their relationships to each other, and their relationships to the larger political and societal context.
  • Produce articulate, comprehensible, and grammatically correct oral and written communications.
  • Analyze and critique qualitative and quantitative social science research, including basic introductory statistical concepts.
  • Apply theoretical frameworks to understanding the causes and prevention of crime, the processes of criminalization, and crime enforcement.
  • Analyze problems and develop solutions for criminal justice systems.
  • Identify issues regarding diversity and discrimination situations found in the criminal justice system, including racial, ethnic, class, cultural, and gender diversity.

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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
Central Intelligence Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Directory of Criminal Justice Associations
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
StudentChapter 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 Major, B.S. Degree
Criminal Justice Major, Accelerated B.S. and M.S. Degrees


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 and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Sarah Cavanah
Career Development Coordinator