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Careers in Criminal Justice

The criminal justice program prepares students for careers including corrections; the courts; criminal investigation; local, state, and national law enforcement; and Homeland Security. A bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Cedarville University can lead you to a career as a:

    • Homeland Security Official
    • Correctional Officer
    • Court Reporter
    • Crime Scene Examiner
    • Judge and Magistrate
    • Lawyer
    • Legal Secretary
    • Paralegal and Legal Assistant
    • Police Officer and Detective
    • Private Investigator
    • Probation Officer


The criminal justice program faculty believes so strongly in the importance of internship experience that they require an internship as part of the program. Criminal justice majors can intern in a variety of related fields to gain vital experience and obtain first-hand knowledge of what working in particular areas of the field may entail. Internships help students decide what career options to pursue, help to build resumes, and provide experience that sets them apart from those they will be competing against in the job market.

In the Department of History and Government, we recommend internships in all of our majors and require them in some.  We offer the DC Semester for students in any major, and we have recently finalized a relationship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for students to gain an internship experience while going through their “Analyst Boot Camp” for a semester.  The ATIC facility is short drive from campus and provides a great opportunity for students interested in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, international studies, and a variety of other fields.  Even if you do not pursue one of these two programs, we will work with you to find an internship in your field either near campus or near your home for your summer break.

View a listing of internships completed by students while enrolled at Cedarville University.  You can search by department and major to see internships previous students have obtained while studying at Cedarville.

    Career Resources

    Cedarville University's Career Services helps students in a variety of areas from start to finish. Jobs 4 Jackets is designed to meet your internship and job search needs as a student! As a student, you may post a resume for employers to view, as well as access job postings that are entered daily by employers both around the world. View career services resources for students.

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    Discipline-related Experiences

    Company Location Major Year
    Bureau of Criminal Investigation London, OH Criminal Justice 2013
    Clark County Prosecutor's Office- Victim/Witness Division Springfield, OH Criminal Justice 2013
    Fairborn Municipal Court Fairborn, OH Criminal Justice 2013
    Hockomock YMCA Attleborough Falls, MA Criminal Justice 2013
    Lebanon Prison Lebanon, OH Criminal Justice 2014
    Mason County Sheriff's Office Maysville, KY Criminal Justice 2015
    Mason County Sheriff's Office Maysville, KY Criminal Justice 2013
    Mechanicsburg Police Department Mechanicsburg, PA Criminal Justice 2015
    Roof MD's Criminal Justice 2014
    Service Over Self, Inc. Memphis, TN Criminal Justice 2013
    YMCA Criminal Justice 2015