Criminal Justice Career Success

Why Criminal Justice?

Organizations like the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are always looking for well-educated, highly skilled people. Likewise, state and federal policing forces as well as correction, legal and security entities need a constant influx of individuals with the dedication and integrity to do a hard job well.

Why Criminal Justice at Champlain?

With security now a major focus at all levels of government, a Criminal Justice degree from Champlain College delivers the right education at the right time: 9 percent of the 2012 graduates from this major are continuing their education/training; 82 percent are employed, and 78 percent of those report that they are working in jobs relevant to their career goals and their Criminal Justice education.

Our students have gone on to jobs in U.S. Customs and the Department of Homeland Security with the skills they gained during their four years at Champlain.

Champlain Criminal Justice Graduates Are Ready.

In addition to the extensive career-focused programs and support offered College-wide, each of Champlain's career-focused majors features learning opportunities and programs that help our students create highly marketable resumes.

Highlights include:

  • All members of the Criminal Justice faculty are professionals in their field, which is an essential factor in our students getting the most cutting-edge education in the field possible.
  • Criminal Justice majors have an opportunity to complete our specialized 15-week residence police training course at the Vermont Police Academy.
  • Criminal Justice majors have wonderful internship opportunities  in which they gain extensive hands-on training.
  • Champlain College has a special articulation agreement with Vermont Law School, which gives you an Admissions advantage should you decide to continue your education.

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