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 organizations maintain websites that may help you consider career options and requirements for advanced degrees.  See

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

International Studies Association

American Political Science Association

Students have advanced to graduate schools, including:

James Madison University
Radford University
The George Washington University
University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Georgia
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Students have advanced to law schools, including:

Drexel University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
University of Richmond Law School
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
Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Judge, Judicial Court of Virginia
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Professor, Vanderbilt University
Roanoke City or Country 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. House of Representatives
Western Virginia Regional Jail, Correctional Officer