• Specialty Courts

    Dr. Gaylene Armstrong is studying the impact of specialty courts for veterans and others in Nueces County.

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  • CJ Ambassadors

    The College is seeking student ambassadors to serve as official representatives at campus events.

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  • Internship

    A Police Captain from the Thai Police got lessons in crime analysis during an internship with the New York City Police Department.

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  • Summer Research

    Three criminal justice students are investigating New Zealand's three strikes law through a new undergraduate research grant.

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  • Victim Services

    This fall the College is offering a new online Master of Science in Victim Services Management.

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Be a part of one of the highest ranked programs in the nation!

Faculty recently recognized as the 4th most productive researchers in the country provide foundational courses using the most sophisticated technology and advanced science along with your highly developed skills in reasoning and analysis. Focus on the special needs of crime victims. Or continue your education as a criminal justice researcher by exploring the Master's or Ph.D. program in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Do all this and more in Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, one of the largest and most prestigious criminal justice programs in the nation.

As a Criminal Justice major at SHSU, the opportunities are endless:

  • Learn from faculty who conduct research in all aspects of the criminal justice system
  • A top ranked Doctoral program
  • The first accredited Master of Science in Forensic Science degree in Texas
  • SHSU's Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility - one of only four "body farms" in the U.S.
  • Training institutes that draw law enforcement and correctional professionals from around the world
  • Research Institutes in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Victims, and Legal Studies
  • Large course selection including online courses
  • Active Honor societies and Student Associations
  • Affordable living
  • Scholarship and graduate student assistantships

SHSU’s College of Criminal Justice ranks among the finest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges 2009" edition.


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