J & S Careers

Through our unique degree programs you will be prepared to enter a variety of careers and the financial benefits of higher education are well documented.

Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies

Graduates from the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies program pursue careers at all levels of government and in the private sector. They work in settings such as, courts, adult correctional institutions, juvenile facilities, community centers, and probation and parole offices.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Warden or correctional administrator with the Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Probation or parole officer for adults and juveniles
  • Caseworker or counselor
  • Substance abuse specialist
  • Correctional trainer or researcher
  • Detention and security officer with U.S. Marshals or Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice majors may find employment in all facets of the criminal justice system including public and private policing, community and institutional corrections, the court subsystem, criminal justice research and planning, crime prevention, and victim-based programs.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Officers with federal agencies like: U.S. Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, F.B.I., U.S. Border Patrol, Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Marshals
  • Crime policy analyst
  • Family service counselor
  • Attorney or judge (require additional law degree)
  • College professor (requires advanced degree)

Emergency Medical Care

Emergency Medical Care graduates are qualified to function as field paramedics in a variety of locations and positions.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Paramedic
  • EMS supervisor/administrator
  • Flight paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Fire Protection Administration

Graduates of the Fire Protection Administration program are qualified for a variety of positions in fire and emergency services.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Marshal
  • Industrial Fire Protection

Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigation

Students who earn this degree will have the knowledge to work in a broad fire and emergency services capacity or specialize in investigation.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Arson Investigator (public and private agencies)
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire and Emergency Services Personnel
  • ATF Agent

Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology

Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for many career opportunities in fire protection throughout the public and private sector.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Fire and Building Code Enforcement Officer
  • Industrial Fire Protection
  • Fire and Safety Engineers
  • Fire Protection Technicians
  • Fire Inspectors

Homeland Security

The demand for employees with knowledge and experience in the security and emergency management fields is high and only increasing. Consequently, the employment prospects for students who graduate with a degree in Homeland Security are very good.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Security director in private businesses
  • Emergency management
  • Safety management
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Officers with federal agencies such as the FBI, Secret Service, DEA, Air Marshals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Occupational Safety

Graduates of the Occupational Safety program will be prepared for a variety of career options in the public and private sector. They will also gain the knowledge to be leaders in their field.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • Safety Manager for Industrial/Manufacturing Companies
  • OSHA Compliance Manager
  • Risk Manager for Government or Private Sector
  • Loss Control Supervisor
  • Environmental and Safety Officer

Police Studies

Graduates of the Police Studies program have been employed by local, state and federal agencies.

Sample of careers available with this degree:

  • State and local law enforcement officers and sheriff’s deputies
  • School resource officer
  • Park ranger
  • Officers with federal agencies like, U.S. Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, F.B.I, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Marshals Service

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