Understand how to apply what you learn in the classroom to the city around you.
- M.S. in Criminal Justice
- M.S. in Forensic Science–Cyber Investigations (formerly High-Technology Crime)
- Trauma-Informed Certificate
- B.S. in Criminal Justice
- B.S. in Forensic Studies
- Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation (Upper-Division)
- Certificate in Forensic Document Analysis (Upper-Division)
- Minor in Victim Studies
The School of Criminal Justice orients its academic priorities toward integration with the real world, capitalizing on a city that acts as an extended classroom. With your degree from one of our programs, you will be prepared to pursue or further your career in the many federal, state or local agencies throughout the United States that specialize in fields relating to criminal justice, such as law enforcement, courts, corrections or juvenile justice. What's more, you will have earned that degree from an institution that Universities.com has again in 2019 named the No. 1 forensic science college in Maryland.
In partnership with the school, the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland is a 40-hour, academically-based education and training program that covers a broad array of topics in victimology, victim's rights and services and victim advocacy throughout the criminal and juvenile processes. Led and coordinated by School of Criminal Justice executive director Debra L. Stanley, the award-winning academy also sponsors advanced trainings for victim service professionals and victim advocates and provides additional networking opportunities through its alumni association.
In addition, the School of Criminal Justice is home to the Second Chance College Program, which allows eligible incarcerated individuals at the Jessup Correctional Institution to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education at UB upon release. UB is among 67 other colleges/universities selected nationwide to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Grant Experimental Sites Initiative.
Lastly, the school has acquired Illuminations, a program that uses the critically reviewed artwork of a victim of child sexual abuse as a powerful tool to deepen and enrich the understanding of the nature, impact and legacy of abuse. In a creatively facilitated encounter with the artwork, viewers enter into the artist's most profound reflections on his experience, the abuser and the ramifications for his family. The end result is an experience of a type of empathy that not only deepens understanding of the victimization of children, but also empowers effective action. Debra L. Stanley manages this program.
Through any of our programs, you can participate in a unique, career-preparatory internship and work with our recognized faculty, who bring their working knowledge of the criminal justice field to UB.