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Dean: Paul F. Griffin
Phone: (315) 684-6081

Criminal Justice B.Tech.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

While satisfying students' educational needs, Morrisville State College's Criminal Justice program is also intended to respond to the identified needs of law enforcement agencies and security businesses for well-educated professionals to provide quality security and protective services. 

There is an explosion occurring in the security related job markets, including an ever-increasing need for qualified professional personnel to fill the vacancies created by a technology driven expansion. The professional fields are experiencing a gap that is becoming hard to fill due to the lack of people with the appropriate education and training to fulfill the high tech needs of the 21st century. This need is being felt in all levels of the professional fields, but is particularly applicable throughout the criminal justice field, especially in the protective services. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects continued solid employment opportunities for Criminal Justice professionals for the foreseeable future. The proposed curriculum provides those individuals seeking to pursue a career in this field with the knowledge, skills and experiences required for success. This program is designed to effectively prepare students to enter law enforcement and private and corporate security careers requiring educational and technological backgrounds. 

Some examples include:

  • Federal, State, County and Municipal Police Officers and Supervisors
  • Federal, State, County and Municipal Correctional Officers and Supervisors
  • Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
  • Emergency Management
  • Probation Officers
  • Parole Officers
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Game Warden
  • US Marshals
  • Federal and State Capital Police
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Homeland Security
  • Transportation Security Agency
  • Treasury Department and Secret Service
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency
  • Forensic Investigator and Crime Scene Investigators
  • Victims Advocates
  • Environmental Conservation Officers
  • Federal and State Park Officers
  • Wildlife Protection Officers
  • Retail Protective Services
  • Customs and Border Agent
  • Immigration Agent
  • Private Investigator
  • Industrial Security
  • Transportation security agencies
  • University Police
  • Court Police
  • Crime-related counseling services
  • Personal Protection and Security
  • Rehabilitation counselors
  • Private security
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Medical Examiner's Office Investigation
  • Entomologist
  • Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies
  • US Postal Service Investigators
  • Arson Investigator
  • Security Guards

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Clare E. Armstrong-Seward
Criminal Justice Program Chair
(315) 684-6148
Crawford Hall, Room 210

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