Stephen F. Austin State University

Career Opportunities

A major in criminal justice prepares the student for one of several professional options in the field of justice administration.

The LAW ENFORCEMENT sequence makes possible a career in public law enforcement [federal, state, or community] as well as private and industrial security.

CORRECTIONS emphasizes and prepares the criminal justice major to become a practitioner in institutional corrections, community based correctional settings, or juvenile justice administration.

The LEGAL ASSISTANT emphasis enables the student to prepare for occupations in ancillary aspects of the legal profession such as legal assistant, paralegal research, and court administration.

For more information, contact the Department of Government at or 936.468.3903.