Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our faculty is comprised of nationally recognized scholars focusing on interdisciplinary solutions to the complex problems of crime and disorder. The department educates students in the theoretical, practical, and empirical aspects of criminal justice in preparation for professional service in both governmental and private entities, and advanced graduate studies. Our department works with various community agencies and organizations to promote knowledge and understanding of the people, cultures, processes, and practices relevant to this dynamic field of study.

The Criminal Justice program truly represents the university's mission as a student-centered public research institution. Criminal Justice is one of the university's fifteen largest undergraduate majors. Our Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) program has over 75 majors. Our students consistently comment on the exceptional educational experience they have had in our Criminal Justice classes and the high quality of our faculty. The department has an equally strong focus on research and scholarship that strengthens the university's mission to enhance such activities at the national and international level.
The general public continues to find interest in the problems of criminal justice, and these problems continue to be the focus of political and community leaders. Our country has an ongoing need to address its crime problems, and the new challenges created by terrorism. As a result, Criminal Justice majors have significant job opportunities and the potential to address important issues in our society.
We appreciate you visiting our web site. If further questions arise regarding one of our programs or our department, do not hesitate to ask us directly. Thank you for your interest in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. 
Eric  J. Fritsch   

Chair,  UNT Department of Criminal Justice


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