• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Criminal Justice

    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  

    • Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Federal Probation Office
    • Massachusetts Department of Corrections
    • Massachusetts Probation Department
    • Massachusetts State Police
    • Massachusetts State Police Lab
    • New England State Police Intelligence Network
    • U.S. Marshals Service
    • Worcester County District Attorney’s Office
    • Worcester County Sheriffs’ Office
    • Worcester County Superior Court
    • Worcester Police Department

    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:

    Sample Recent Employers

    • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Police
    • Metropolitan Police - Washington, D.C.
    • New England State Police Intelligence Network
    • New Hampshire State Police
    • Nordstrom - Loss Prevention
    • Target Corporation
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Marshals Service
    • Worcester County District Attorney’s Office
    • Worcester County House of Corrections
    • Worcester Police Department

    Sample Recent Graduate School

    • Anna Maria College
    • Assumption College
    • New England School of Law
    • Southern New Hampshire University
    • Suffolk University Law School
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    • Western New England College of Law
  • Jose Medina

    Jose Medina Photo
    Class of 2017
    Criminal Justice Major
    Career goal: job as a police officer
    Activities: Presidential Student Ambassador 

    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.”


    Criminal Justice
    Learning Resource Center
    Suite LRC-120