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Criminal Justice

 

A program with distinction.

The University of Baltimore is only the second institution in the nation to have both its graduate and undergraduate programs in criminal justice certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)

Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.

Shorten your path to your master's degree.
Students who qualify may take up to 9 graduate credits, which apply to both the bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and the master's degree in Criminal Justice. Contact us for more information or learn more about our accelerated options.

Get your start to a successful career in criminal justice with our certified bachelor's program.

Understanding crime, its prevention, and the research and analysis involved in criminal justice organization and administration can prepare you for an exciting, challenging career. Get your start in our bachelor's program in Criminal Justice.

  • Your courses will delve into the fundamentals of criminal justice—its organization and administration, criminological theory, and research design and analysis—and you'll explore these concepts through projects in Advanced Criminal Justice Studies.
  • You can customize your studies by integrating interdisciplinary coursework from related fields like psychology, government, and information technology. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an internship at an agency related to your professional goals.
  • Our undergraduate program will prepare you for a career in fields that span law enforcement (at the federal, state and local levels), corrections and juvenile justice as well as a variety of investigative, service and administrative careers in the public and private sectors.

    These careers are as varied as:
  • corrections case manager
  • domestic violence counselor
  • drug enforcement agent
  • FBI/Secret Service agent

Learn more about careers in criminal justice.


  • juvenile counselor
  • probation/parole officer
  • U.S. customs agent
  • U.S. marshal.