Some degrees can lead to surprising careers.

What job can you get with a criminology degree?

Most criminology graduates go on to become probation officers, police officers, and correctional officers. Criminology grads also go on to become security guards. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a criminology degree will be useful:

What is the job market for criminology degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for criminology graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of criminology graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 6% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Criminology Grads
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