- Students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class and completing a college preparatory high school program meet regular admission requirements. Top 10% students must also submit ACT or SAT scores to complete their admission file.
- Students completing the Texas Distinguished Level of Achievement Program, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, the Texas Recommended High School Program, the Texas Foundation High School Program with Endorsement(s) or a high school program of equivalent rigor must meet the following criteria.
- Other equivalent qualifications accepted by the university.
In this program, students will develop an academic and practical understanding of criminal justice that will prepare them for careers as researchers, effective agents of justice, and informed and critically engaged citizens. Our courses will cover the fundamentals of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, and communities, all within an interdisciplinary framework. In this degree program, you will look at the development of the criminal justice system, analyze historical and contemporary problems, and explore solutions. We encourage our students to envisage the future of the American criminal justice system. Furthermore, in our program, we aim to take advantage of our location in South Texas and the unique industries and law enforcement in our region.