Detective and officers after earning a Criminal Justice degree through SHSU Online.

Criminal Justice,Bachelor of Science

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the nation.

The Criminal Justice and Victim Studies degrees, offered by the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, provide a close-knit learning environment, expert faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities including a full service courtroom.

We offer an online bachelor's degree which allows students to complete their four year degree with flexibility.

Coursework

The College of Criminal Justice offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Criminal Justice and Victim Studies. The BS in Criminal Justice is available online.

For both Criminal Justice and Victim Studies, the BS requires additional hours of a social science (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, etc.) whereas the BA requires additional hours of a foreign language (e.g., Spanish, French, American Sign, etc.).

Popular courses include the following:

  • Cyber Crime
  • Global Terrorism
  • Forensic Science
  • Victimology
  • Violent Offenders
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminal Investigation

Internships

The College of Criminal Justice offers an internship program for seniors to earn course credit while gaining hands-on experience and networking opportunities. Participating organizations include INTERPOL, the FBI, local police departments, and many more.