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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

Availability: On Campus, Online | Program Length: 120 Hours

Highly qualified faculty who have both real-world and scholarly experience lead the Criminal Justice program.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program prepares students for positions in public and privates agencies and organizations at national, state, and local levels, such as law enforcement, community and institutional corrections, and research.

Highly qualified faculty who have both real-world and scholarly experience lead the Criminal Justice program. These faculty leaders enrich your learning and prepare you for a variety or careers or continuing studies within the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Students in the program find a supportive environment that challenges and empowers them to explore their individual interests in the wide realm of study in contemporary criminal justice. The program’s diverse inventory of upper-level classes balances the major domains of criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, courts, victims, offenders, and practitioners.

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Student Organizations

Membership in the Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is open to criminal justice and non-criminal justice members who are interested in the field and want to engage in service within the local community and region. Membership can help criminal justice majors gain field knowledge and propel their careers after graduation.

Honor society

Exemplary students can join TAMUCT's Omega Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice honor society).


Areas Of Study

  • Criminology
  • Delinquency
  • Supervision and management
  • Policing
  • Corrections (community and institutional)
  • Homeland security
  • Forensic investigations
  • Race, crime, and justice
  • Research methods
  • Applied ethics

Career Opportunities

  • Federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Parks and wildlife management
  • Community corrections
  • Institutional corrections
  • Homeland security

Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a Criminal Justice BS degree!

A&M-Central Texas offers customized transfer pathways leading to the Criminal Justice BS degree for students at these colleges. Don't see your college or degree program? Contact us, and we'll create one for you specifically!

See all pathways from all partner colleges.

  • If you are planning to start your study at an A&M-Central Texas partner college, our Transfer Pathways help you identify the specific courses you will need in each semester, from freshman through graduation!
  • If you are already attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, Transfer Pathways show you the quickest path to a bachelor's degree, with no extra classroom time and no wasted credit hours.
  • If you attend or plan to attend another college, A&M-Central Texas will create a customized pathway just for you, and update it with you each semester as you move toward your degree!
  • Or use one of our transfer guides, which lead you to a degree by showing typical freshman and sophmore classes:
  • Contact us: We're here to help you graduate on time and with less student debt.

Program Information

Program Contact

Dr. Lynn Greenwood
Department: Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Room: HH-204d
Phone: 254-519-5753
Email: lgreenwood@tamuct.edu

Dr. Lynn Greenwood
Virtual Advisor