College of Liberal Arts
This degree, which is offered in a thesis-track or a non-thesis track (professional track), to appeal to different educational goals, prepares individuals to identify problems and develop solutions through the application of criminological theories and policies to varied social issues that contribute to crime. They learn how to implement these solutions within a variety of justice-related agencies.
Our faculty conducts research collaborations with students that will help advance scholarship and policy
Students provided with theoretical, methodological and analytical tools required to teach and conduct research
Faculty is engaged in cutting-edge research that prepares students for the challenges of criminal justice practice
Roxana Muniz is an El Paso County probation officer who works to create safer communities through offender interventions. Her master’s degree enhanced her skills and knowledge to deal with criminal behavior. Roxana’s degree led to a promotion and opportunities with federal agencies. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Latin American Border Studies, and a job as a federal probation officer.
This degree helps law enforcement officers to pursue promotions or serve as an entry point for a competitive job at a federal agency. Our thesis track prepares students who later aspire to enter a Ph.D. program in criminal justice or criminology.