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We emphasize putting theory into practice, and we offer a wide range of field internships. Through your internship, you will have the opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals in a work environment and make connections that will give you a leg up in the job market—and may even lead to future employment. These real-world opportunities are why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.
Worcester State criminal justice students have completed internships in a variety of settings, including police agencies and laboratories, corrections departments, probation departments, intelligence units, courts, law firms, loss prevention organizations, and juvenile justice agencies. Sample Internship Sites
Whether you choose to enter the workforce or continue your studies after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:
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Jose Medina is a fellow with the state’s SeedMA program, working with a program coordinator on community outreach. SeedMA helps parents of kindergarteners in the Worcester Public Schools open college savings accounts for their children. “Criminal justice is all about making sure the community is safe and productive,” he says. One of the ways to do this is to provide “a path to education.”