Criminology: Career Potential

Among 2016-2017 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 $46,000.

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:

  • Bernstein & Imber-Gluck, LLP
  • Bloomingdales
  • Buckley Theroux Kline & Petraske, LLC
  • Cronin & Cronin Law Firm
  • Direction For Our Youth (DFOY)
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Guerrero & Rosengarten Law Offices
  • Miller & Milone P.C.
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
  • NYPD
  • NYC Teaching Fellows
  • Prudential Financial
  • Target Corporation
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Pretrial Services

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

  • Boston University
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • CUNY City College of New York
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY John Jay College
  • Duke University
  • Fordham University
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • New York Law School
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • SUNY Stony Brook University
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • The New School
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts, Darmouth
  • University of Miami
  • Villanova University

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. 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.