Criminal Justice BS Degree
Be Ready to Serve and Lead in a Challenging, Fast-Growing Field
A criminal justice degree from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you for a dynamic career in a wide-ranging and growing field.
Criminal justice career options range from positions in local police departments to federal jobs with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security, the U.S. Customs Agency, CIA, FBI and private security opportunities.
- Recent graduates of UT Tyler’s criminal justice program ranked in the top 10% of all criminal justice graduates in a national test given to seniors.
- Our criminal justice graduates are highly sought after for positions in federal, state and county government.
Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice: Rigorous. Focused on Problem Solving and Critical Thinking.
- Examine the complex aspects of crime and criminal justice from the sociological, psychological, public policy, legal and practitioner perspectives.
- Pursue a curriculum based on recommendations of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the national association that promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis.
- Complete a comprehensive capstone experience in which you develop a policy proposal to improve an existing program or solve a new problem.
- Intern in any field agency, law office or government agency to gain hands-on experience in your specific career interests.
- Network with criminal justice professionals from the East Texas region through the Criminal Justice Student Association which hosts frequent presentations by local agencies.
Criminal Justice Courses: Methods. Procedures. Ethics.
Criminal Investigation –
Explore methods of obtaining and reporting information from the crime scene, victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects. Study investigations of specific crimes.
Probation and Parole –
Examine the structure, organization and operation of probation and parole services. Emphasis is placed on applicable state statutes and administrative guidelines.
Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice –
Study ethical issues facing the criminal justice system. Problems confronting law enforcement, the courts and the juvenile and correctional systems are addressed.
More about UT Tyler’s criminal justice program of study
For more information, check out the UT Tyler Criminal Justice Division.