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Criminal Justice: Careers, Programs & Advising at HWC

Programs at HWC

Criminal Justice: Associate in Applied Arts (AA)

"The A.A. degree with a focus in Criminal Justice can prepare you for a career as a law enforcement, corrections or probation officer, court bailiffs, or professionals in the gaming, surveillance and security industry. Pursuing the Criminal Justice focus also prepares you for transfer to Lewis University to major in Aviation Security."

BusinessParalegal: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

"The A.A.S. degree program for Paralegal prepares students with the necessary skills to become highly trained paralegals to meet the needs of corporations, law firms and offices, and other sectors where law-related work is performed. The A.A.S. requires 24 hours of credit from the General Education Core and 36 credit hours of core paralegal courses for a total of 60 credit hours. Students completing an A.A.S. in Paralegal are employable in any area where law-related work is conducted.​ Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law."  

 Social Work: Generalist

"The Social Work A.A.S. includes the study of the generalist approach to working with an individual, family, group, or community. The degree can lead to employment as an aide to a social worker in government, community, or private social service agencies." ​​

Careers in Criminal Justice

In addition to the careers listed in the HWC Program descriptions above, you might consider the following lines of work, some of which require additional or more advanced degrees:

  • social work: counselor or therapist, social justice advocate, etc.
  • lawyer or attorney
  • forensic science technician or investigator
  • computer forensics investigator
  • criminal justice administration
  • U.S. Postal inspector
  • immigration & customs agent

Contact the Advising Office

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Phone: (312) 553-5879
Fax: (312) 553-6084

30 East Lake Street, Room 203
Chicago, IL 60601

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Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
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