Results and Outcomes

There is no shortage of fields in which the ability to understand human behavior, analyze social problems and offer solutions are highly valued skill sets. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice provides this important training and can lead to numerous careers in law enforcement/military, government, law, human & community service and a wide range of other fields.

Criminal justice graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:

  • Addictions Counselor
  • Customs Border & Protection Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Visa Fraud Investigator
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Family Service Specialist
  • Hearing Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Loss Prevention Coordinator

Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s criminal justice graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are the Bensalem Police Department, Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the City of Philadelphia Family Court.

Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, Drexel University, Seton Hall University, University of Pennsylvania and Saint Joseph’s University.

Criminal justice graduates are able to apply their knowledge and analytical training to a variety of fields. In the most recent survey year (2012)[1], the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s criminal justice graduate was $42,500.

Chosen Career Paths

[1] Based on 7 respondents to CDC survey