Criminal Justice: Bachelor Degree Program

What is a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at UNT Dallas?

Criminal justice is the study of crime and the agencies concerned with its prevention and control. Criminal justice majors enter jobs that can help you improve the quality of life in your community, and provide you with a career that makes you proud.

A Criminal Justice degree from the University of North Texas at Dallas gives students an affordable path to a wide-ranging spectrum of rewarding careers. Criminal Justice majors gain the knowledge of the general scope of crime in America and of the criminal justice system, including how the courts, corrections institutions and law enforcement agencies function.

What marketable skills will I learn?

  • Understand the inter-relationships of Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Analyze, interpret, and use criminal justice data
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ethical decision making
  • Detail oriented

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Criminal Justice

Why earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from UNT Dallas?

Whether you plan for a career in law enforcement, academics, the law, advocacy or teaching, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNT Dallas provides the skills you need to take the next step. The Criminal Justice degree is an interdisciplinary field of study that includes the exploring many of the social and behavioral sciences, as well as areas of study such as law and ethics, as they relate to the aspects of crime. At UNT Dallas, you’ll find that not only is our Criminal Justice degree plan affordable, but our small class sizes will afford you personal attention every step of the way from our dedicated faculty to ensure your academic success. UNT Dallas is committed to experiential learning such as internships and other real-world experiences that employers desire, while helping you to build professional networks.

What career opportunities are available with a Criminal Justice degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from UNT Dallas can lay the groundwork for a career in law enforcement. While police officers make up a large portion of the professionals working in law enforcement, many more career options exist that you may want to consider, from FBI and CIA agent to computer forensic specialist. Other jobs Criminal Justice majors pursue include:

  • Police Officer
  • Parole/ Probation Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Federal Agent
  • Non- Profit Case Manager
  • Crime Scene Specialist
  • Child/Adult Protective Services