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College of Criminal Justice and Security career opportunities
Today, a wide variety of criminal justice and security careers are available across the nation. As demand increases, more experts are needed to fill these positions. At the College of Criminal Justice and Security, we can help you prepare for one of these career fields, including law enforcement, corrections, government, organizational security and more.
College of Criminal Justice and Security Career Opportunities
Area chair/lead faculty
University of Phoenix
Former senior law enforcement executive
U.S. Department of Justice
Area chair, lead faculty
University of Phoenix
Former deputy commissioner
Board of Parole Hearings
University of Phoenix
Security and police consultant
Former security director
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Mark Logan: How can we all come together so that we all can be more comfortable in the lives we lead?
We are responsible for taking care of our community.
The University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security prepares students for a whole host of disciplines.
Narrator: Today, there are a wide variety of criminal justice and security experts needed across the United States. The University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security is helping students prepare for a number of these rewarding careers.
Logan: It’s not just for a police officer or a special agent. But it opens the door for anything involving communication, leadership, police departments, sheriff departments, corrections, security professionals.
University of Phoenix helps you understand the value of the different disciplines that go into working in public service.
Narrator: In today’s challenging times, various types of law enforcement personnel continue to be in demand. At the same time, there’s an increasing need within the criminal justice field for people with specialized education in corrections.
Margery Melvin: There are opportunities as probation officers, correctional officers, case managers, deputy wardens. There are a host of opportunities.
The University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security is unique in that you have practitioners in the field who are teaching what they actually practice.
It’s important that criminal justice professionals have strong critical-thinking skills. Sometimes you have to make decisions for which there is no written policy.
Narrator: In addition to careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts, and government, opportunities in organizational security are on the rise. Today, individuals and organizations must protect themselves against internal and external threats — including those against physical assets and personnel, as well as cyberattacks.
Tommy Burns: Thirty years ago, the focus was more on the security guard or officer on the street. Now what we have is professional and elite security groups that do so many different things.
As technology evolves, as the supply chain evolves, security is evolving.
Law enforcement is limited. They can’t be everywhere at all times.
Refineries and ports have always been a place that needed security. Power plants use private security.
Businesses are looking for someone with at least an undergraduate degree in security management.
The undergraduate and graduate degrees at University of Phoenix prepare you for that because they cover all aspects of security.
Narrator: Not everybody is cut out for a career in criminal justice or security. Background requirements are often strict, so it’s important that students fully research their chosen career path. Regardless of which direction they choose, University of Phoenix faculty members are focused on providing students with a comprehensive, leadership-focused education.
Logan: I've been very fortunate in my career, and I want to be able to share that with others. And that’s what it’s all about — being able to help others come up and take your place.
The graduates of the University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security need to really be the best that they can be, because the community is counting on them.
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Security and Management, and Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security programs are educational degree programs. Graduates may need to meet other requirements or qualifications to become a law enforcement, corrections or peace officer at the state, national or international level. Students who are interested in pursuing such professions are encouraged to check with the applicable agencies for a list of requirements.
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Graduates of Criminal Justice and Security programs may need to meet other requirements or qualifications to become a law enforcement, corrections, or peace officer at the state, national, or international level. Students who are interested in pursuing such professions are encouraged to check with the applicable agencies for a list of requirements.