What Can You Do With a Major in Criminology?

Criminology major careers and jobs

The major in criminology and law studies prepares students for the challenges of working in a complex and changing criminal justice field. Undergraduates with this major are widely sought after because of their ability to assess how race, social class, gender, and age affect our laws and legal systems. Our students frequently pursue careers in a variety of criminal justice and human service agencies, apply to law school or pursue advanced degrees in criminology or other social science fields.

Jobs for criminology majors

What can you do with a major in criminology and law studies? Marquette’s criminology and law studies majors typically work in law enforcement or corrections and at every level of the court system in such areas and with such titles as:

  • Criminal investigations
  • Data analysis
  • Code enforcement officers
  • IT database assistants
  • Legal clerks
  • Witness protection analysts
  • Victim witness advocates
  • Security analysis
  • Research analyst 

Marquette's criminology majors also go on to graduate studies at Marquette (in our Criminal Justice Data Analytics program), or at other institutions including:

  • Arizona State University
  • DePaul University
  • Georgetown University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marquette Law School
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Additional resources on careers in criminology.