Criminology graduates can pursue professional careers in policing, private security and corrective services, as well as social policy and research careers in criminal justice. Career areas include:

Police/Law Enforcement Agencies, Customs, Immigration

  • Policing (State and Australian Federal Police)
  • Customs Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Positions in security

Australia Crime Commission, Crime & Corruption Commission

  • Positions in intelligence


  • Probation, Parole & Prison Officers
  • Positions in Youth Justice Services


  • Court Support Officer
  • Pre-trial Services Officer

Insurance Companies

  • Fraud Investigator
  • Loss Prevention Officer


  • Evaluation Officer
  • Applied Research Officer
  • Project Officer


Teaching Criminology/Legal Studies
(in conjunction with education qualifications)

Victims Services, Youth Services

  • Youth Worker

Government Departments

  • Child Support Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Researcher
  • Crime Prevention Officer

For more information on career and employment resources and services available at UQ, please visit the UQ Advantage Office website.