A degree in criminal justice offers a wide range of outstanding professional opportunities and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing academic disciplines. The criminal justice program fosters the necessary skills for careers in the field including critical thinking skills, ethical decision-making, communication skills, quantitative reasoning, an understanding of diversity and technology and computing skills.
With over 30 years of experience, Salem State University’s criminal justice program is well qualified to provide students with the necessary skills for a successful career in this field, advancing the career of current professionals and for entry into graduate school. Our faculty are practitioners in residence who share real-world experience with students. They provide a challenging and intellectually stimulating classroom environment combined with real world experience in the field through supervised internships and service learning options.
Criminal Justice Careers
Graduates in criminal justice choose from careers in government, health care, education and more. Criminal justice jobs in most industries are expected to grow over the next decade, with average salaries for jobs requiring bachelor's degrees ranging from $53,000 to $111,000 per year.