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’s never been a greater need for effective leadership at all levels of the Criminal Justice field, and our CJM graduates are out there, right now, 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 degree faculty is comprised of knowledgeable professors with diverse backgrounds in corrections, law enforcement, forensics, research, military, and social work. Their years of real-world experience bring a significant perspective and expertise to the Criminal Justice Management curriculum.

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:

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

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

A Herd here for you

Room to roam

High-salary potential

Internships & Experiential Learning

Intern at a bustling courthouse, lend a hand at a nonprofit or even assist with real cases at a law firm, the choice is yours. 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. Students even have the benefit of working closely with the Washington Center at the Fischer Institute and other big-name organizations.

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

Where have previous Criminal Justice Management students interned?

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