Criminal Justice bachelor's degree

Prepare for a career in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Indiana University Northwest provides preparation for students interested primarily in a career in criminal justice. The program includes four main areas: general education, public affairs and policy, criminal justice, and general electives.

What can I do with a Criminal Justice degree?

A criminal justice degree can aid in numerous careers such as law enforcement officer, institutional corrections, probation/parole officer, youth counselor, ATF agent, asset protection specialist, and juvenile detention services, to name a few.

With a criminal justice degree, you can help keep your community safe with a career in law enforcement, courts, or corrections.

Probation Officer

Supervises, investigates, and recommends sentences for criminal offenses.

Median salary*

  • Indiana - $51,400
  • United States - $59,860
*Salary data from O*NET OnLine

ATF Agent

Highly trained special agents who investigate violations of federal laws and regulations.

Median salary*

  • Base salary - $37,512-61,443
  • Additional locality and availability pay
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Police and Sheriff Officer

Responds to emergencies and patrol their communities for signs of criminal activity.

Median salary*

  • Indiana - $62,200
  • United States - $65,790
*Salary data from O*NET OnLine