Criminal Justice Career Success

With a focus on social impact and the ability to tailor your education to the type of career you want, a Criminal Justice degree from Champlain can help you have a tremendously positive impact on your community and the world.

Graduates have accepted positions in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as several local and state police departments, human services agencies, and community restorative justice organizations.

Recent Criminal Justice graduates have found success working for companies such as:

  • Brewster Ambulance // EMT // Plymouth, MA 
  • Milton Police Department // Police Officer // Milton, VT 
  • Pathways Vermont // Peer Support Specialist // Burlington, VT
  • Prince William County Police Department // Police Officer // Woodbridge, VA

Our graduates are thriving, and their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.

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 résumés.

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 career-relevant education 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—such as the Prison Law Initiative—in which they gain extensive hands-on training.

Champlain College Class of 2019 Joins the Workforce 

Champlain's Career Collaborative team surveys alumni six months after graduation to find out how job searches are going. The College-wide results below are based on an outstanding 91% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 91% are either employed or continuing their education within six months after graduating.
  • 88% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 89% also indicated that they had completed one or more internships or other experiential learning opportunities before graduation.

The Results Are Clear

Our graduates are thriving; their Champlain education prepared them with real-world experience that sets them apart in their field.