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B.A.A.S. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (B.A.A.S.)

Online or On Campus

Advance your career with a UHD Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice. Our courses and flexible schedules are geared toward working professionals, especially those who have previously earned college credits.

Included Courses:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Cornerstone

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Service
  • Community Relations
  • Law

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

B.S. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Online or On Campus

The Bachelor of Arts in Science in Criminal Justice program at University of Houston—Downtown offers a unique mix of foundational communication and analytical skills with curriculum that studies the root causes of crime and society’s necessary measures to prevent it.

Included Courses:

  • Crime, Law, and Society
  • The Police System
  • The Criminal Court System
  • The Correctional System
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology

Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Service
  • Community Relations
  • Law

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

M.S. Criminal Justice

Masters in Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Online or On Campus

Become a future leader in the criminal justice system with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston—Downtown. Develop the leadership and critical thinking skills you need as a criminal justice professional, while also sharpening your knowledge in criminological theory, program evaluation, and criminal justice administration.

The University’s graduate program in Criminal Justice is ranked No. 26 in the country. - U.S. News & World Report

Included Courses:

  • Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Criminology
  • Administration in Criminal Justice
  • Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Career Options:

Start or advance your career in:

  • Local, state or federal law enforcement
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Juvenile or adult probation supervisor
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Criminologist
  • Victim-witness specialist

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.