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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Program

If you are interested in understanding criminal behavior, researching how crime can be prevented and developing effective criminal rehabilitation methods, then a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice may be your answer. 

The Criminal Justice program at the University of Houston-Victoria can provide you with the competitive edge you need for a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. Whether you are just beginning as a college student or are already working in law enforcement, the Criminal Justice program at UHV offers you the theory and research skills you need to advance in the profession.

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Degree Plan Options Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods

Victoria (traditional semesters)
Katy (mostly evenings, traditional semesters)
Online traditional

Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semester

Law Enforcement

A Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice can lead to a wide range of local and state law enforcement careers and jobs including:

Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff
Police Officer
Probation/Parole Officer
Department of Public Safety Officer
Juvenile/Adult Corrections Officer
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Victim Advocacy & services
Non-profits & NGOs
Probation officers/parole officers
Law School
Graduate School

A bachelor's degree can make you more competitive for job opportunities and help you advance to managerial positions in various agencies.

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Federal Law Enforcement

UHV's Criminal Justice program also provides you with the background to work with federal law enforcement and Intelligence agencies. A bachelor's degree combined with law enforcement experience, foreign language skills, or a graduate degree can lead to a high-paying career with agencies such as:

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Secret Service
Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. Marshal
Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Central Intelligence Agency

Besides opening up job opportunities, UHV's Criminal Justice program can prepare you for graduate work in fields such as Law or Criminal Justice.

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Academic Advisor

Tess Locke

Academic Advisor

Tess Locke

(361) 570-4364

Criminal Justice Department

"Make sure you are passionate about what you are doing and open to perspectives and backgrounds other than your own. Passion will keep you going to work."

- Ashley K. Fansher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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