Keep Your Community Safe

Learn how to serve the general public and promote justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Our bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice builds your statistical analysis, social research and communication skills. You will explore research methods and statistics, corrections, criminal law, and other major job sectors through our multidisciplinary program.

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Criminal justice students are typically interested in:

  • Law enforcement
  • Juvenile justice and community-based corrections
  • Court system

See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Criminal Justice

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Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty are committed to teaching you the social, cultural and leadership skills necessary for engaging with a global and diverse society. We will work one-on-one with you to foster your intellectual growth and academic endeavors.

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Quality Learning

Our programs are designed to equip you with problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Learn what it means to be an engaged citizen and globally aware scholar through studying social theory, constructs and the criminal justice system.

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An Academic Experience

Gain a deeper understanding of the historical, geopolitical and sociological issues that surround our culture. You will learn to recognize the need for social justice and what we can do to make our society better.

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Career Readiness

Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for excelling in the workforce.

What you will learn

A degree in criminal justice will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Learn how to understand crime and criminal behavior within a sociological framework
  • Get professional experience at select agencies through optional internships
  • Gain social research and statistical analysis skills you can use throughout your career
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Expand your knowledge and career possibilities by earning your bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Our program opens up many opportunities within the community.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialist
Police and Detectives
Private Detectives and Investigators
Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation that employers are often looking for. Internships are offered as optional credit for this program and can be an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce criminal justice students.


The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice believes the following minors compliment a degree in criminal justice. Discover what option works best for you career interest and research goals.

  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Latin American and U.S. Latino Studies
  • Sociology
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Course Delivery

Designed for full-time students and working professionals, our flexible program offers courses both online and in-person at the main campus location and A&M-Commerce at Navarro College

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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