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From Military to Criminal Justice Public Service

Gavel on desk with book in background A career in criminal justice, is closely related to many military roles and might be the perfect second career for you. In order to have the best chance at finding your dream job, however, you will need to earn an applicable degree. The good news is that in the modern age, there are more options than ever before when it comes to getting a criminal justice degree and giving yourself that leg up in a civilian career. Veterans will have many advantages when applying for competitive jobs in the criminal justice field.

While a recent criminal justice graduate with no previous military experience might have the education for the technical part of the job, veterans will have the added bonus of real-life experience taught or gained from their military careers. At the University of the Incarnate Word, our criminal justice curriculum was built on the recommendations of our Criminal Justice Advisory Board that comprised of active criminal justice professionals drawn from the city, county, state, and federal sectors. The advisory board contributes to the strength of the program by offering current ideas, changes, curriculum input, and industry trends.