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California State University, East Bay
Criminal Justice Administration B.S. - Justice and Enforcement Option

The Department of Criminal Justice Administration offers an undergraduate program designed for the development of knowledge and understanding of practices, theory, and concepts of justice administration, as well as to prepare students for professional careers in justice administration, law enforcement, corrections, victim advocacy, law, and community-based programs. The major includes two specialized options and the student selects one depending on her/his career interest.

The Justice and Enforcement option affords the opportunity to work in government agencies and private organizations offering challenging positions in crime prevention, control, and investigation. It is designed for students interested in careers with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, or in law enforcement within the private sector. Employment opportunities include administrators of institutional programs, consultants to groups in mobilizing resources to combat social problems, and social scientists working toward understanding individual and group behavior and social control by means of law.

The Community Alternatives and Corrections option is designed for students interested in careers in probation, parole, correctional institutions, and affiliated forms of work. It primarily focuses on probation-related services including investigation of case histories, assessment of treatment needs, advisement to the court, and the operation of diverse types of correctional and community-based programs.

Many local, state, federal and private agencies employ Cal State East Bay criminal justice graduates. Senior majors may qualify for internship placement in criminal justice agencies throughout the Bay Area.

Local level agencies include municipal police departments, county sheriffs` offices, probation departments, halfway and pre-release houses, group homes, crisis centers, juvenile halls, welfare fraud units, computer crime analysis, and retail and industrial security agencies. State level agencies include: the Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Departments of Justice, Fish and Game, and Forestry. Federal level agencies include the Border Patrol; F.B.I.; Secret Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Internal Revenue Service; National Park Service; Customs; Postal Inspection Service; and Federal Prisons.

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