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Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science Degree

UCM's Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and training you need for a successful career in the criminal justice field.

Why choose Criminal Justice at UCM?

  • The program is one of the oldest Criminal Justice programs in the nation and is also one of the largest and most highly respected in the world.
  • The program boasts a more than 90 percent employment rate of their graduates within six months of graduation.
  • An internship course, allowing you to gain practical experience, is offered to those who qualify.

What will I study?
UCM's Criminal Justice program offers a holistic academic experience that balances classroom studies and hands-on opportunities and includes courses in criminal justice management and administration, policing, criminal investigation, forensics and more.
Courses include:

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Dynamics of Criminal Behavior
  • Introduction to CJ Research and Statistics
  • Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

What can I do with a degree in Criminal Justice?

  • Airport Security Officer
  • CIA Agent
  • Federal Police Officer
  • Paralegal
  • State Trooper

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
Departmental organizations include:

  • American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society - Alpha Pi Sigma
  • Pre-Law Students Association
  • Student chapter of the American Correctional Association

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
Our faculty is composed of highly qualified and dedicated individuals who possess the necessary education and experience to present the theoretical and practical aspects of criminal justice. All of the department's faculty members have doctorates, or have received their Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. Active research, workshop and seminar participation, as well as professional field service, keep faculty members on the cutting edge with their ever-growing field.

Learn more about Criminal Justice at UCM
Department of Criminal Justice
660-543-4950

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"I'm prepared to use the skills I've gained from this class in everyday life to help fellow UCM students, Warrensburg community members and others."
Tyler Bolton, Safety Management major