Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Study policing, criminological theory, corrections, forensic science and special topics in our bachelor of science in criminal justice program. With a newly-developed forensic science minor, you will get hands-on experience with crime scenes and evidence processing giving you an edge when you begin your career.

Meet a Professor

Dr. Richard Helfers

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Helfers brings 25 years of experience in municipal policing to the classroom and his research, which is focused on criminal justice education, police officer decision making, and organizational justice within police agencies. His recent work has been published in the Criminal Law Bulletin, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, and Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

Recent graduates of our criminal justice program ranked in the top 10 percent of all criminal justice majors in the national field test.

Supporting Success

Networking Opportunities

Connect with criminal justice professionals through the UT Tyler Criminal Justice Student Association.

Capstone Experience

Study of principles, theories, and processes involved in learning motor skills and the control of movement.


Pursue a curriculum based on recommendations of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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