Criminology and Criminal Justice

Overview

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department provides students with an academically sound education in criminal justice and prepares them for management positions with municipal, state and federal agencies. Students who are new to the discipline have opportunities for internships with local criminal justice agencies and law offices.

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Degrees

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice - BA, MA

What Will I Learn?

  • Criminal investigation, including theory and history, conduct at crime scenes, sources of information, collection and preservation of evidence
  • Case and trial preparation
  • Processes involved in the criminal justice system; the rules of evidence, laws of arrest search and seizure, and the judicial process from offense to conviction
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensic science

Example Courses

  • Theoretical, Criminology
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice System
  • Cyber crime
  • Police Management and Administration
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Victimology

All Major Courses

Career Opportunities

  • Management position with municipal, state and federal agencies.
  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Probation and Community Control Officer
 

 

OUR UNDERGRADUATES EARN ON AVERAGE *

$35,546

1st year

$49,191

5th year

$58,735

10th year

* Texas median earnings, according to SeekUT (2017)

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Contact Department

Website:
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Phone:
817-272-0318

Address:
Room 362 University Hall