Are you passionate about justice and making a difference in your community?

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UTSA offers both bachelor's and master's degrees, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel.

Our programs emphasize research and policy, ensuring that you will be well-prepared to tackle the complex issues facing our criminal justice system today. Whether you're interested in law enforcement, corrections, or working in governmental agencies, our curriculum covers it all, and our faculty have decades of experience in the field.

But it’s not just about the classroom experience. Our department prides itself on strong connections throughout San Antonio, placing graduates in local, state, and federal agencies. From the San Antonio Police Department to federal organizations, our alumni are making a real impact.

Ready to take the next step? Contact us to learn more about our programs and how you can start your journey towards a rewarding career in criminal justice.

Linda Soto


Linda Moreno

Administrative Services Officer I

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Victoria Rivera
“Throughout my studies, I developed a strong interest in the implementation and evaluation of policies within the criminal justice system, with a keen focus on assessing their effectiveness in achieving their intended objectives.”
Victoria Rivera, Alumna, MS in CCJ
Department mission
The mission of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is to engage in research, education and service to students, practitioners, policymakers and the community. This mission is accomplished by creating and disseminating knowledge and partnering with diverse communities and institutions to address complex social problems.