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Department of Criminal Justice
Course work leading to a UHD College of Public Service Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides students with strong communication and analytical skills, accomplished through:
This degree program prepares students for a career in criminal justice and public service, and prepares students to pursue the study of law and other related graduate programs.
The Criminal Justice Major requires:
Course work leading to a UHD College of Public Service Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides the student with strong communication and analytical skills, accomplished through:
This degree program prepares students for a career in criminal justice, forensic crime scene investigation, public service and prepares students to pursue study in law and other related graduate programs.
Today's criminal justice challenges are diverse, complicated issues that require educated and unique resolutions. Potential employers are as varied as the issues, and include governmental agencies on a local, state and national level, law enforcement, academia, medical or public health agencies, nonprofit and for-profit corporations, etc. There are also diverse opportunities for graduates to apply a criminal justice degree in the following industries:
|Business Management||Human Resources|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||Intelligence Analyst|
|Computer Forensics||Investigative Agencies|
|Community Relations||Market Research|
|Corrections System||Medical Facilities|
|Detective Agencies||Retail Loss Prevention|
|Course Number||Course Name|
|CJ 1301||Crime, Law, and Society|
|CJ 2301||The Police System|
|CJ 2302||The Criminal Court System|
|CJ 2303||The Correctional System|
|CJ 33xx or CJ 43xx||3 hours of upper-level Criminal Justice courses|
At UHD, the College of Public Services offers several different types of scholarships.
IMPORTANT: Scholarship recipients MUST notify the UHD Financial Aid Office
The total of each student's financial aid package, from all sources, cannot exceed the cost of attendance by the University. If a student receives a scholarship, whether it is from the college or from a private source, he or she must notify the Financial Aid Office. The University is required to review each student's financial package to make sure that it does not exceed the cost of attendance. In many cases, the University is able to include scholarship or grant funds without adjusting any other aid, thus increasing the total amount of each financial aid package. However, sometimes the University has to reduce or replace another form of aid. In that case, an attempt is always made to reduce or replace any loans offered to students first. We strongly encourage each student to explore all scholarship opportunities as a valuable means to help finance his or her college education.
At UHD, the Criminal Justice Department designed its field experiences (also known as internships) to help students gain experience within a criminal justice agency while incorporating that experience with academic training. Click here for more information
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the College of Public Service Advising Center at 713-221-8943.
Last updated or reviewed on 10/31/14