Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is housed under the College of Public Policy. Our main office is located on the UTSA Downtown Campus, in the Durango Building at 4.112.

We are proud to offer our students a wide array of studies including a minor in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts degree through our undergraduate program along with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology* through our graduate program.

In addition to their classroom studies, all undergraduate Criminal Justice majors complete an internship in a local criminal justice agency. Students completing their bachelor's degree may pursue professional careers in government or the private sector, as well as apply for admission to law school or other graduate programs.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology* provides competencies in justice policy planning and analysis and skills for managing criminal justice agencies. Students completing the Master's Degree Program may advance in their current careers or study admission to doctoral study.

Our faculty members teach and conduct research in a wide range of topics in criminal justice and criminology, including policing, corrections, courts, juvenile justice, forensic science, and victim services.

* formerly the Master of Science in Justice Policy.