Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

This career path is focused on planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety and protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Criminal Justice, Political Science, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Administration (all concentrations)

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Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

Questions You Should Never Ask During a Legal Job Interview

There is one question you can always expect during your legal job interview: Do you have any questions for us? Preparing thoughtful, well-researched questions for this part of your interview is a great way to show your interest in the …

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What Is Civil Rights Law?

Civil rights law is about fighting for people’s constitutional rights and against injustice for those who have faced discrimination. If you’re passionate about the law and working to protect the rights of your community, civil rights might be the right career path for you.

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What Is a Cloud Security Engineer?

As a type of security engineer, cloud security engineers are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the security of an organization’s cloud computing environment to protect against cyberthreats.

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What is Job Shadowing? Definition, Benefits, and How to Set It Up

The job search is exciting because there are so many options for what you can do — but for the same reason, it can also be overwhelming. How can you figure out what you want to do if you don’t know what the job will be like? That’s where job shadowing comes in.

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Career Possibilities: With a Criminal Justice Degree

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, there are several professions you can consider besides being a police officer. Some of these roles may be less well-known than others, but they can offer valuable and rewarding work.

By Jessy Abramson
Jessy Abramson Career Advisor, Career Services
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