Vision and Mission


The UTEP Department of Criminal Justice aspires to achieve national standing in criminal justice and criminology research and become an academic leader in providing high quality education in a bi-national and multicultural environment.


The UTEP Department of Criminal Justice is committed to providing access and opportunity within an environment of excellence as reflected in rigorous programs which prepares students with intellectual growth, professional development, and to make significant contributions in their professions and communities.


The UTEP Department of Criminal Justice is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the El Paso region through local, state, and federal research partnerships and knowledge dissemination and application, especially as it pertains to issues of crime policy and criminal justice issues that affect the multicultural U.S.-Mexico border region.