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Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program at Texas A&M University-Texarkana!

What Career can we open for you? 

The goal of the criminal justice faculty is to enhance the value of our students as employees and citizens.  We strive to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of current and future criminal justice employees, citizens, and leaders through an intellectually challenging curriculum examining problems of crime and justice through theory, observation, and analysis.  Our students include pre-service and in-service criminal justice personnel, social service providers, and students working in the private sector. 

Our graduates are employed in local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies and a host of public and private organizations.  Some of the positions held by our alumni include

  • police officers and command staff
  • federal agents
  • child protection agents
  • correctional officers
  • child advocates
  • probation officers
  • lawyers

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Criminal Justice Concentration for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and a Minor in Criminal Justice.  Using research based knowledge of crime, criminal justice, and society our students have the opportunity to develop skills in analytical thinking, research, and writing that increases their value to current and future employers. 

Certified Texas Peace Officers may receive a tuition exemption for courses that apply toward their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Use the links to explore our flexible options or contact the program at criminal.justice@tamut.edu or 903-223-3042.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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