Criminal Justice Management

Managing public and private security operations presents a unique challenge in today’s evolving economy. Our Criminal Justice Management program was born out of a need for a focused curriculum that provided students like you with a foundation of business, organizational, and change management skills. You’ll prepare for leadership positions in modern law enforcement and first response organizations, or take the reigns in corporate and information security.

There has never been a greater need for effective leadership at all levels of the Criminal Justice field, and our CJM graduates are out there helping to create a sustainable future for the global security industry. This program will prepare you to work in security and management careers as an investigator, emergency planner, disaster management specialist, homeland security analyst, or physical security professional.

Our Criminal Justice faculty have worked across industries in law enforcement, corrections, forensics, research, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, military, and social work. Their years of real-world experience breathe life into our Criminal Justice curriculum and prepare students like you for the realities of these rewarding careers.

Career Possibilities for Criminal Justice Degree

Career opportunities for Criminal Justice Management majors are plentiful in both the public and the private sectors. Graduates can pursue whatever career their passion leads them to, whether that be an FBI agent or a non-profit social worker. Some possible occupations for graduates of the program include:

  • Armed Security Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Federal Agent
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Prison Warden
  • U.S. Postal Inspector

Regardless of your career path, all Nichols students have access to our Career and Professional Development Center. A myriad of resources are at your disposal from your first day on campus to the day you retire. Find out about our dedication to professional development here.

Why Study at Nichols College?

Booming campus life

Alumni connections

Learn to lead from Industry Experts

Room to roam

High-salary potential

Internships & Experiential Learning

With our vast alumni network and dedicated career services center, students in our criminal justice management internship program are connected to companies and placed at convenient locations.

  • Brockton District Court
  • Department of Homeland Security CP3 Invent2Prevent
  • Douglas PD
  • Dudley District Court
  • Ernst & Young
  • FBI – Department of Homeland Security
  • Home Depot – Loss Prevention
  • Leonard Rea & Co.
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Moots Pellegrini, PC
  • Oxford PD
  • Putnam PD
  • Suffolk County DA
  • TJX Companies
  • Walmart Corp.
  • Webster PD

Meet your Faculty

Criminal Justice Management Courses

Criminal Justice Management majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives and these required specialization courses:

Required Courses

Electives(Choose Two Additional Courses)