If you want to influence positive change in the criminal justice system, a degree in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of St. Thomas could be the perfect choice for you. This program focuses on the challenges of crime in a free society and how we handle them, giving you the ethical insight to change the world through social justice.
Choose from three pathways: human trafficking, terrorism–and–homeland security, and social justice, all which lead to specialized careers in criminal justice. You’ll benefit from the strong Catholic ethos of caring for others and reaching out to the marginalized who are victims of crime.
Criminal justice, philosophy, international studies, communications, liberal arts and theology all come together in the study of criminology. UST’s Criminology, Law & Society program is one of just 5 of its kind in the nation, and the only one in Texas.
UST offers an array of degree options that include a Minor, joint Associate of Applied Sciences/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts that provide options for all prospective students.
If you’re a licensed police officer in Texas with at least 2 years of full-time commissioned experience, you may be eligible to take Criminology subject matter examinations to receive up to 18 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society degree. Learn more about the Texas Peace Officer Credit by Examination program.