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 key issues within law enforcement and the broader criminal justice system, including policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment, violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The University of Memphis criminology and criminal justice degree program emphasizes research, scholarship, service and community outreach.

Our criminal justice and criminology 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.

The bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice requires a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. You may complete this criminology and criminal justice degree entirely online through UofM Global or in combination with previously completed college level learning from other sources.