College of Liberal Arts
Online criminal justice courses focus on crime policy, the origins of criminal offending, and criminal justice issues that affect the multicultural U.S.-Mexico border region using up-to-date empirical research. Criminal justice majors benefit from UTEP’s unique border location and faculty relationships with agencies in the area.
Work on interdisciplinary research with criminal justice and intelligence agencies
A 100% face-to-face program is offered on campus
Degree is a pathway for students interested in crime scene evidence and testing
Nicole Cebak said the program’s passionate professors spur graduates to law or graduate degrees, or to law enforcement jobs. The Canada native worked as a graduate research assistant, and earned her M.S. in criminology and criminal justice at UTEP in December 2021. She is now employed as a data analyst at the El Paso Drug Court and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Graduates are prepared for jobs with local, state and federal criminal justice agencies such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile justice, and victim advocacy. Others go on to law school or to graduate school.