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 employees. 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: 100% of the graduates of the class of 2017 are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation, and of those employed, 82% of them are working in jobs relevant to their career goals. Our students have gone on to jobs in U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vermont state and local police departments, Vermont Department of Corrections, as well as a variety of human services agencies and state and local community restorative justice organizations with the skills they gained during their time 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 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 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 Class of 2018 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 89% response rate—significantly higher than most post-graduation college surveys.

  • 94% are either employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating.
  • 91% of the graduates who are employed indicated that their jobs are related to their career goals.
  • 92% 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.