Planning for after RC

Where do you want to go after Roanoke?

Degrees in Criminal Justice, International Relations, and Political Science take our graduates in many directions. We encourage students to begin thinking early about their long term goals and to discuss these with their academic advisors. Internships, independent study research projects, and study away can all help students identify their goals. Faculty advisors are happy to provide recommendations of coursework and experiences that will help students secure jobs or admission to professional or graduate school programs.

Professional Organizations

Professional organization websites that may help you consider career options and requirements for advanced degrees.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

International Studies Association

American Political Science Association

Students have advanced to graduate schools, including:

American University
Bucknell University
Duke University
The George Washington University
University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Georgia
James Madison University
Radford University
Rice University
University of Central Florida
University of Southern California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University 
Virginia Tech

Students have advanced to law schools, including:

American University Washington College of Law
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
New England School of Law
Penn State Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
University of Richmond School of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Washington and Lee School of Law
West Virginia College of Law
William and Mary School of  Law  

Graduates from the Department of Public Affairs have gone on to careers such as:

Attorney, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Attorney, Florida Attorney General's Office
City of Salem Police Department
College and University Professors
Dean, Lutheran College Washington Semester
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Judge, Judicial Court of Virginia
Law Professor, Vanderbilt University
NASA, Manager of Astronaut Selection
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Roanoke City or County Police Department
Roanoke City, Court Community Corrections, Probation Officer
Senate Finance Committee, Health Policy Advisor
TSA Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Navy, Navy Officer Training School
U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Secret Service
Western Virginia Regional Jail, Correctional Officer
World Bank Group