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Criminology: Career Potential

Among 2015-2016 Hofstra graduates who majored in criminology, 100% of the respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in criminology and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $42,200.

A degree in criminology prepares students for a variety of career paths, including:

  • Law and the Justice System
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Research and Policy Development and Evaluation
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Counseling and Victim Services
  • Forensics
  • Financial and Insurance Fraud Investigation
  • National Security
  • Private Investigation

Graduate Studies

Besides Criminology, the program prepares students for graduate studies in many fields, including:

  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Criminal Justice Education
  • Social Work

Examples of places where our recent alumni are employed include:

  • Center for Community Services
  • Broward County (FL) School District
  • Direction for Our Youth
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Finestart Law Group
  • Dynamic Physical Therapy & Rehab Services, PC
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Guerrero & Rosengarten, Attorneys And Counselors At Law
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • New York Police Department
  • NHL Powered by Reebok
  • NYC Fire Department
  • PHD Media Worldwide
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Prudential
  • Tolstoy Foundation Nursing Home
  • Tyco Integrated Security

Examples of institutions where our recent alumni are attending graduate school include:

  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Villanova University
  • Boston University
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • CUNY City College
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY John Jay College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra University
  • Pace University
  • SUNY Stony Brook University
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus

Outcomes are based on the 65% of 2015-2016 HCLAS undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey or for whom data was gathered from LinkedIn within one year of graduation, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population. The career outcomes rate includes those employed (full-time or part-time) and not employed but attending graduate school (full-time or part-time) next semester.

All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University-wide, school, division or department).

Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by graduates and are based upon a 36% response rate for graduates. Salary figures vary from year-to-year based upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, market conditions as well as the number of graduates reporting salary information to us. In addition, please note that these figures are based solely on information that is self-reported to us by our graduates, and the salary data provided is based on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by our graduates to us. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.