Criminal Justice

In this program, students will develop an academic and practical understanding of criminal justice that will prepare them for careers as researchers, effective agents of justice, and informed and critically engaged citizens. Our courses will cover the fundamentals of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, and communities, all within an interdisciplinary framework. In this degree program, you will look at the development of the criminal justice system, analyze historical and contemporary problems, and explore solutions. We encourage our students to envisage the future of the American criminal justice system. Furthermore, in our program, we aim to take advantage of our location in South Texas and the unique industries and law enforcement in our region.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas, making it a vibrant and exciting campus. Adding to the excitement, the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy is an extremely welcoming and diverse department, making it an excellent home for the new Criminal Justice degree program.

Our faculty has diverse research interests and experiences, making the classroom an enriching learning experience. Our class sizes are small; lower-division courses have no more than 35 students and upper-division courses typically include about 25 students.  These small class sizes enable us to know our students well and allow for collaborative class work. An additional benefit of earning your Bachelor’s of Art in Criminal Justice in our department is the ease of minoring in political science, history, or philosophy, which gives our students an even stronger interdisciplinary education.

Degree Plan: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Meet Your Faculty Members!

Dr. Barbara Cooke

Dr. Lisa C. Bowman-Bowen

This page was last updated on: November 21, 2017