Criminal Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Losch Hall
Phone: 937-772-9254
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Brief Description

The Criminal Justice major prepares students for entering a variety of professions in law enforcement or corrections, such as a state, municipal, or county law enforcement agency; a correctional institution; or the field of parole and probation supervision. Additionally, graduates could seek opportunities in state or federal investigative agencies or within the private sector in companies providing security or crime/loss prevention services. Others might choose instead to enter a graduate or professional school for additional preparation.

Opportunities to Excel

Urbana graduates have found immediate employment with titles such as:

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Counselor
  • Detective
  • Detention Counselor
  • Education Coordinator
  • Family Service Worker
  • Finance Clerk
  • Home Visitor
  • Legal Secretary
  • Loss Prevention/Asset Protection Agent
  • Member Service Representative
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Records Clerk
  • Security Guard
  • Special Agent
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Store Manager
  • Transportation Security Officer
  • Youth Advocate/Leader

Students have interned with:
  • Champaign County Adult Probation/Parole
  • Champaign County Sheriff's Office
  • Clark County Juvenile Court
  • Clark County Prosecutor's Office
  • London Correctional Institute
  • Mason Police Department
  • Springfield Police Division
  • Tri County Jail


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