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Career Opportunities

When you graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice at Angelo State, you can expect to possess a variety of skills necessary to succeed. You will also be prepared to explore job opportunities in multiple areas.

Marketable Skills

  • Graduates will possess effective analytical and quantitative thinking skills.
  • Graduates will possess effective written communication skills.
  • Graduates will be proficient in computer applications.
  • Graduates will have to ability to practice ethical judgment.
  • Graduates will posses initiative.
  • Graduates will possess both organizational ability and problem solving skills.

Career Opportunities

Security Studies

  • Border and Homeland Security
    • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • Border patrol agencies
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    • State and local law enforcement
    • Emergency management
  • Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis
    • U.S. military
    • Federal Civil Service agencies
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Department of State
    • Department of Defense (civilian)
    • International relations consulting for intelligence, security or education companies
    • Business intelligence
  • Global Security Studies
    • U.S. military
    • Federal Civil Service agencies
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Department of State
    • Think tanks
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • International relations 

Criminal Justice

  • Probation, prison, parole or community corrections officer
  • Federal, state, local or corporate investigator
  • Federal, state, county or city law enforcement
  • Victim and/or child advocate
  • Legal researcher
  • Attorney
  • Educator