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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Programs

If you enjoy helping others and want to make a difference in your local communities, a degree in public safety or criminal justice may be the right fit for you. These fields offer dozens of rewarding job opportunities in areas like crime prevention, victim advocacy, corrections and rehabilitation, fire science, and investigative work.

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The potential careers and opportunities for graduates with criminal justice degrees will largely depend on the degree specialization you choose and the type of degree you pursue:

  • Law enforcement
  • Detective
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Hearing Officers
  • Correctional Officers
  • Border Control Officers

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Alumnus Profile

Criminal Justice Student

North Central graduate, Christopher James Benzing is a graduate of the 134th Trooper Recruit School reporting for duty at the Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post. After graduating from North Central, James received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Lake Superior State University. When asked why he decided to become an MSP trooper, James replied, “The best way I’ve heard it phrased is ‘all our job boils down to is being the adult in the room."

—James Benzing

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