Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Enter the criminal justice field

Discover solutions to modern crime problems.

Earn a criminology degree from a top-ranked program, either in-person or online.

Compete and thrive in any area of criminal justice.

Undergraduate programs

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Criminology and criminal justice

Study the causes and impact of crime. Available in seated or online formats.


Stand out in the criminology field. Certificates give you extra specialization.

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Conservation law enforcement

Protect wildlife and the environment.


Criminal courts

Explore the court processes and structures found in the U.S. and Missouri.

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Criminal investigation

Take action on the scene or in the lab.

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Terrorism and national security

Address issues in national safety and terrorism.

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Criminology minor

Already have a major? Consider a criminology minor.

Graduate programs

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Criminology and criminal justice (MS)

Reach higher levels in criminal justice. Available 100 percent online.

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Crime prevention

Understand the latest ways to limit crime.

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Criminal justice leadership and management

Take charge in your criminal justice career.

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