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

Have professional training in criminal justice?

Take advantage of your hard work.

You may be able to receive academic credit for criminal justice training toward the bachelor's degree (major) in criminology and criminal justice.

Undergraduate certificates

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

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Protect wildlife and the environment.
Explore the court processes and structures found in the U.S. and Missouri.
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Take action on the scene or in the lab.
Greene County Juvenile Justice Center
Gain specialized training on modern families, youth and the legal situations they can face.
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Study the key issues that shape domestic and global security. Administered by the political science and philosophy department.
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Help people affected by violence, abuse, trauma and other crime.
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Already have a major? Consider a criminology minor.

Graduate programs

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Reach higher levels in criminal justice. Available 100 percent online.
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Understand the latest ways to limit crime.
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Explore the key processes of crime solving.
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