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Criminal Justice BS

Criminal Justice

What can I do with this major?

Related Industries and Career Titles

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Possible Position Titles

  • Case Manager
  • Community Advocate
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime Scene Analyst
  • DEA Agent
  • Emergency Management Director
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Investigator
  • ICE Agent
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Security Analyst
  • Victims’ Advocate


  • Business Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Community Relations
  • Corrections (City, State & Federal)
  • Court Systems
  • Forensics
  • Education, Gov't. & Non Profit
  • Human Resources Intelligence
  • Investigative Agencies
  • Law Enforcement (City, State & Federal)
  • Market Research
  • Medical Facilities
  • Retail Loss Prevention

Professional Organizations

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  • Professional Society of Criminal Justice Students (active chapter at UHD)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society (active chapter at UHD)
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Correctional Association

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Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity *
  • Juris Doctor (Law)*
  • Master of Science in Forensic Science *
  • Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism *
  • Master of Social Work*

Community Partnerships

Research local organizations that may offer field experiences/internships to students pursuing a Criminal Justice degree.

  • Houston Police Department
  • CASA
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Port of Houston Authority
  • Harris County Juvenile Probation Office
  • Anthony Graves Foundation
  • Houston Forensic Science Center
  • Harris County Family Law Center
  • Harris County Criminal Courts at Law
  • Homeland Security
  • Texas Attorney General
  • FBI
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Career & Recovery Resources


What is a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice?


Students in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program will examine an in-depth analysis of the causes of crime, the definition and measurement of crime, and society's formal and informal efforts at preventing and controlling crime. Understanding that criminal justice is an applied science, students are taught to integrate theory, empirical validation, and practical application. This degree program prepares students for a career in criminal justice and public service, and readies students to pursue the study of law and other related graduate programs.