CrimSL Career Options

Many graduates of the Faculty of Arts & Science will find challenging and rewarding employment in fields unrelated to their major. Many of the skills acquired at university are transferable in the sense that they are useful in many different situations and they are often the skills which employers seek. Students should regard their studies as an opportunity to develop and refine these skills. People with backgrounds in criminology and sociolegal studies are found working in variety of settings, listed below. The majority of careers will require additional education and experience beyond the undergraduate level.

  • Correctional Services: Criminal Investigator; Criminology Assistant; Corrections Officer; Child Welfare Care Worker; Child and Youth Worker; Case Workers; Group Home Workers; Environmental Conservation Officer; Probation and Parole Officer; Social Worker; Rehabilitation Counselor; Warden.
  • Law Enforcement: Drug Enforcement Agent; RCMP Constable; Juvenile Court Worker; Police Officer.
  • Courts: Bailiff; Court Clerk; Judge; Criminal Lawyer; Legal Researcher; Paralegal; Victims Advocate.
  • Other: Research Assistant; Foreign Service Officer; Public Policy Analyst; Paralegal Assistant; Journalist; Professor; Marketing Specialist.

Who employs Criminology graduates?
Court Systems; Juvenile Court ; RCMP & Police Services; Prisons, Court houses; Educational Institutions; Social Service Agencies ; Non-Profit Organizations; Government; Private Sector.

Examples of government departments and agencies include:
Correctional Service Canada; Courts Administration Service; Department of Justice Canada; Health Canada; Office of the Correctional Investigator; The National Parole Board.