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UHCL's College of Human Sciences and Humanities provides a convenient solution to those seeking an online option for acquiring a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminology and Criminal Justice through UHCL Online.

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Learn at Your Convenience

Those transferring in Texas core and FOS complete, typically only have 60 hours remaining to complete at the junior- and senior-level for the B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The B.S. can be completed in as little as 2 years by taking 10 online courses per year (20 online courses total), across the fall, spring and summer semesters.

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Transfer Credit

For the UHCL Online program, students typically complete the Texas Core Curriculum, and the Criminology and Criminal Justice Field of Study (FOS) at their local community college.

This 'completer' program combines the freshman and sophomore level courses, earned elsewhere, with the junior and senior level courses required to obtain the degree. Follow the Transfer Guide below to ensure you successfully complete the lower level courses, and are prepared to transition into the junior- and senior-level courses that are conveniently offered online through UHCL.

All junior- and senior-level (3000 and 4000 level) courses are conveniently offered online.

Transfer Guide (PDF)

Invest a Little For a Big Return

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

Fee Schedule Calculator

*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

Gain Real-World Knowledge

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 B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice in University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities.  Complete junior- and senior-level classes on ethics, race and justice, terrorism and homeland security, and 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 through UHCL Online.

Increase Your Professional Value

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.

Troy Finner is second UHCL alum to become Houston police chief

Troy Finner (right), second UHCL alumnus to become Houston's police chief and Everette Penn (left), Professor of Criminology

For the second time in 11 years, the Houston City Council has appointed a University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus as the city's chief of police. Troy Finner, who completed his Master of Arts in Criminology in 2009, was unanimously elected to the city's highest law enforcement position. Read more about UHCL Alum becoming Houston’s Police Chief.


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