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Criminology & Criminal Justice
Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at UTSA!  We currently have 15 tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty, along with two administrative assistants, and a series of additional instructors that serve our nearly 1,000 undergraduate students and approximately 60 graduate students.

We are devoted to delivering high quality education to these students through our Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology (MSCJC) and our Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BA) programs. Our MSCJC program enables students to gain expertise in research, theory, and policy while preparing them for advanced careers in governmental agencies or continued study at the doctoral level. The BA program prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system at the local, state and federal level or for entrance to law school or graduate programs.

Our faculty members are nationally recognized for their scholarship and are committed to innovative research and education. We have expertise in a variety of areas including, but not limited to quantitative and qualitative methodologies, criminological and criminal justice system theories, and substantive expertise in policing, courts, and corrections. Our faculty are active researchers who regularly publish peer-reviewed articles and engage in research funded by federal, state, local, and private sources.

Please take time to peruse our faculty webpage and explore all of the exciting things our department is doing. If you have any questions about our programs or research, please drop by our office (DB 4.112) or contact me directly. We look forward to hearing from you!


Michael Smith Directory Photo

Michael Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice m.r.smith@utsa.edu
210-458-2686 (direct)

Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice 
Durango Building (DB) 4.112 
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. 
San Antonio, TX 78207 
ph. 210-458-2535 
fax: 210-458-2680