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Criminology and Criminal Justice B.S.

Examine Ways to Predict, Deter and Prevent Criminal Behavior

Focus on real-world applications in the criminal justice system and study the nature, extent, causes, management, control, consequences and prevention of criminal behavior as it applies to individuals and society by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities. Classes on ethics, race and justice, terrorism and homeland security, victimology and other topics related to criminal justice help train graduates for successful careers in all facets of the criminal justice system, to advance their current career path, and/or pursue graduate education.

Build a Solid Career in the Criminal Justice Field

Criminology and Criminal Justice B.S. graduates are prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills, and insight to begin careers in public, private, or juvenile justice, or victims’ service agencies. Job opportunities include a variety of law enforcement agencies that will allow graduates to develop behavior profiles of certain types of criminals, gather statistics on crime rates, and analyze the criminal justice system and its processes.

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Admission Requirements

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.



Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 283-7600

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UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

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UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice B.S. Faculty

Kimberly Dodson
Kimberly Dodson

Kimberly Dodson

Professor, Criminology Program Director,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3492
Email: dodsonk@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.02

Kimberly Dodson Faculty Bio

Hae Rim (Helen) Jin
Hae Rim (Helen) Jin

Hae Rim (Helen) Jin

Assistant Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3459
Email: jin@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.19

Hae Rim (Helen) Jin Faculty Bio

Henda Hsu
Henda Hsu

Henda Hsu

Program Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3475
Email: hsuh@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.10

Henda Hsu Faculty Bio

Everette Penn
Everette Penn

Everette B. Penn

Professor of Criminology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3383
Email: PennEv@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.21

Everette B. Penn Faculty Bio