Areas of Study

Criminal Justice

Do you ever fall victim to crime shows and detective novels? Are you a natural when it comes to reading others and knowing how something really went down? If understanding the criminal justice system and what motivates others to break the law is something you find fascinating, then you may want to study criminal justice.

UTSA’s Criminal Justice Program

At UTSA, the B.A. in Criminal Justice includes subjects like policing, investigations, forensic science, violent crime, the legal system, victimology and more. You’ll take classes at the Downtown Campus, which grants convenient access to both downtown San Antonio and dozens of nearby internship opportunities from local, county, state and federal agencies.

Looking to get out of the country? You could even travel to Spain as part of a study abroad program that engages students in a comparative study of criminal justice. This program provides the opportunity to become a well-rounded graduate in an increasingly globalized world and to pursue professional careers in government or the private sector as well as apply to law or graduate schools. You could also work to improve government institutions that deter and mitigate crime and promote a safer community for all.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

What can I do with a Criminal Justice major?

Marketable Skills


Student Spotlight

Odalys Vielma ’18

Criminal Justice Major

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