Criminology & Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

You want to make a difference in your community. You feel passionate about igniting change from the ground up that will directly impact your neighbors, friends and family. Most of all, you know what it takes to be a leader in an world with an ever-changing landscape.

A career in Criminology and Criminal Justice is the right fit — and there is no better place to earn your degree than the University of Texas at San Antonio. A Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice will prepare you for employment in government or private sector work, policing, or further education in law or graduate studies.

Along with your degree, you will gain skills employers want: critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication skills and a thorough understanding of law and policy.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. CCJ majors, through consultation with advisors, should choose elective courses from Core Curriculum requirements that will enhance their awareness of the complex social and cultural issues confronting contemporary American society.

All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements.

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Odalys Vielma

“The faculty here have done great things throughout their careers and it shows. They’ll do everything they can to prepare you for life after college.”

– Odalys Vielma ’19, current law student, St. Mary’s University


Marketable skills gained from this program:

  1. Critical Thinking – includes creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  2. Problem Solving – includes finding solutions to difficult or complex issues
  3. Empirical Inquiry – includes the use of research skills and the scientific method to identify solutions to complex problems