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Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Career Outlook

Excel in your field.

A degree in criminal justice is extremely versatile. When you graduate, you can pursue entry-level and advanced roles across fields like law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, and law, or you can continue to graduate school.

This program has helped graduates pursue employment at notable organizations. Methodist University alumni include professionals at the Secret Service, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Police and Detectives


Enforce laws and regulations to protect people and property as a police officer. With this degree, you can also pursue work as a detective. In this role, you’ll gather evidence and investigate crimes.3



Help maintain order and safety in jails, prisons, and courtrooms. Correctional officers supervise and protect inmates while enforcing the rules that govern a jail or prison. Bailiffs follow court procedures and escort judges, jurors, witnesses, and prisoners to court.4

Other positions you could qualify for with your criminal justice degree:

  • Crime scene investigator
  • Probation officer
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • DEA agent
  • FBI agent
  • Fish and game warden
  • Immigration and customs enforcement agent
  • Private security guard
  • Secret Service agent
  • State trooper
  • U.S. Marshal
  • U.S. postal inspector

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Program Outcomes: Shape Your Understanding of Crime

In the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, you’ll:

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge, and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.


  1. “Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from
  2. “Private Detectives and Investigators.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from
  3. “Police and Detectives.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from
  4. “Correctional Officers and Bailiffs.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from