Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Arts degree through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College.

The study of crime and justice is complex as researchers, practitioners, and policy makers tackle issues of policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment, violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The University of Memphis emphasizes research, scholarship, service and community outreach.

Our faculty provides outstanding instruction on the causes of crime, intervention strategies, program evaluation and issues of social justice. Members of our faculty have received national recognition for their work, obtained a wide range of research grants, engaged in national and international outreach and service, and have won a number of teaching, research, and advising awards at the University.

Students may take all their classes online, or they may combine online classes with those offered on the University of Memphis campus.