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Since the department’s founding in 1977, graduates of Ball State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology can be found working in law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level; in courts, private industry, and correctional settings throughout the United States; and as practicing attorneys.

Your relationship with Ball State continues after graduation. The Ball State Alumni Association strives to keep alumni connected to the university and one another with newsletters and a directory.

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Career Services

The Ball State University Career Center is available to current students as well as all alum. The Center can assist with various aspects of career development.

Stay Connected

Keep in touch with your fellow alumni and share your successes with us by emailing Dr. Michael Brown.

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Work with Us

Faculty and students in the department wish to collaborate with graduates of our program on internships for our current students, Immersive Learning projects, and through mutually beneficial research partnerships addressing criminal justice policy and practice. The department has a long history of such collaborations.

To work with us, please contact our department chair, Dr. Michael Brown.

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Attend Events

We host a number of alumni-centered events each year, including our speaker series and alumni tailgates before each Ball State Homecoming Football Game. Also, our annual Criminal Justice Career Day features a number of alumni from our department who return to campus to recruit future graduates into their employment ranks.

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