Get your start to a successful career in criminal justice with our certified bachelor's program.
Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)
Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UBalt School of Law.
Shorten your path to your master's degree.
Students who qualify may take up to 9 graduate credits, which apply to both the bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and the master's degree in Criminal Justice. Contact us for more information or learn more about our accelerated options.
A program with distinction.
The University of Baltimore is only the second institution in the nation to have both its graduate and undergraduate programs in criminal justice certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Understanding crime, its prevention, and the research and analysis involved in criminal justice organization and administration can prepare you for an exciting, challenging career. Get your start in our bachelor's program in Criminal Justice.
- Your courses will delve into the fundamentals of criminal justice—its organization and administration, criminological theory, and research design and analysis—and you'll explore these concepts through projects in Advanced Criminal Justice Studies.
- You can customize your studies by integrating interdisciplinary coursework from related fields like psychology, government, and information technology. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in an internship at an agency related to your professional goals.
- Our undergraduate program will prepare you for a career in fields that span law enforcement (at the federal, state and local levels), corrections and juvenile justice as well as a variety of investigative, service and administrative careers in the public and private sectors.
These careers are as varied as:
- ATF/CIA/NSA, Border Patrol, Protective Services
- correctional officer
- correctional treatment specialist
- corrections case manager
- court services
- crime victim service provider
- crime victim advocate
- domestic violence counselor
- drug enforcement agent
- FBI/Secret Service agent
- juvenile counselor
- juvenile justice officer/specialist
- juvenile victim advocate
- law enforcement
- legal researcher/research analyst
- probation/parole officer
- U.S. customs agent
- U.S. marshal.
B.S. students Sohaila Zia and Kyle Morgan
Sohaila and Kyle hope to change lives for people caught up in the criminal justice system. Hear why they think the B.S. in Criminal Justice program is a great first step in their career path. Learn more about careers in criminal justice.
The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship Program
The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship is awarded to current police officers or individuals planning to become a police officer, who are enrolled in an academic program that furthers their career in law enforcement. Recipients must pledge to work as a police officer in the state upon completion of their studies.
Who May Apply?
Students that are current police officers or individuals planning to become a police officer after graduation who are:
- Accepted for admission or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Maryland public senior institution.
- A Maryland resident or have graduated from a Maryland high school.
- Enrolled full-time or part-time pursuing a course of study or program that would further the recipient's career in law enforcement.
Learn more about The Maryland Police Officer Scholarship Program.
For more information about undergraduate admission, please contact the Office of Admission at email@example.com or 1.877.ApplyUB.