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Career Outlook - Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Completion Program

Human-Centered, Service-Based Careers

Through a behavioral focused approach, students prepare to enter positions to serve, protect, and better their communities. The online criminology degree will prepare you to apply an empathetic approach to your career.

As a police officer, you would work to better understand the reasons and motivations behind criminal activity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the police officer and detective position on average earns a yearly salary of $65,170 and is expected to expand by 5% until 2028. There are currently 808,700 positions.1

Forensic Science Technician, $59,150

As a forensic science technician, you would be responsible for compiling, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from forensic evidence gathered from crime scenes. As you help detectives make their case, you will have the opportunity to communicate your findings in the court system.2

Probation Officer, $54,290

As a probation officer, your primary job responsibilities would include helping offenders help offenders either on probation or parole re-enter society. Your responsibilities would revolve around giving appropriate resources and maintaining communication with past offenders to ensure their rehabilitation back into the community.3

Additional roles graduates of the BA in Criminology qualify for include:

  • Federal, state, local law enforcement officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Juvenile probation officer
  • Criminologist
  • Victim advocate
  • Sociologist

Learn more about the career outlook of the University of Saint Mary online BA in Criminology program: request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Police and Detectives, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm (visited July 29, 2020).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Forensic Science Technicians,
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/forensic-science-technicians.htm (visited July 12, 2020).

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm (visited July 29, 2020).