College of Criminal Justice

50th Anniversary

Join one of the largest and most prestigious criminal justice programs in the country.

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is a top criminal justice college and continues to set the national standard for the study of criminal justice in higher education. Since 1963, the college has been at the forefront of both criminal justice research and criminal justice sciences.

Learn from our faculty, a worldwide collection of the most respected criminal justice experts in the study of criminal justice, who bring modern technological methods and advanced applications into the classroom. 

  • Choose from a large criminal justice course selection, including online courses
  • Study at research Institutes in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Victims, and Legal Studies
  • Join active Honor societies and Student Associations
  • Access to world renowned law enforcement and correctional training institutes
  • Apply for several criminal justice scholarships and graduate student assistantships

Grow personally and professionally by pursuing an exciting career with a criminal justice degree. Embrace all of the resources the College of Criminal Justice has to offer through our undergraduate degrees, masters degrees, and Ph.D. program.

Apply today and choose a criminal justice degree program that opens a world of opportunity in the field of criminal justice.


What's Going On?

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Our own lecture series by top scholars from the field of criminology and criminal justice.



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Talk with real professionals in the criminal justice field about their experiences on the job and what
it takes to get where they are.

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The Voices Lecture Series hosts victim advocates in the field to explore victimization issues and career opportunities available in victim services.

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