The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is administratively granted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), but the entire degree may also be earned on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campus. Both the Master's and Doctoral programs are offered on the Omaha campus.

TOP 5 REASONS TO CONSIDER STUDYING
CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE AT UNO/UNL

  1. RANKED AMONG TOP CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
    • The U.S. News and World Report on America's Best Graduate Schools has ranked the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice among the top criminology programs in the nation.
  2. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FACULTY
    • Criminology and criminal justice faculty are nationally recognized for their research in the field with work published and cited in numerous professional criminal justice journals.
    • Faculty have received numerous awards and recognition for teaching and research.
    • The department has generated over $3 million in grants in the past few years.
    • Criminology and criminal justice faculty are active in and hold leadership positions in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the most prominent national/ international professional organizations in the field.
    • Criminology and criminal justice faculty serve as editors and referees for numerous professional journals.
    • The faculty often provide expertise to county and state agencies, organizations, and political bodies regarding research questions and public policy issues.
  3. STUDENT SUCCESS
    • Graduates from the program have gone on to successful careers in many areas including law, law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, juvenile justice, victim's advocacy, business, government and politics.
    • Many former graduates hold or have held high level positions including police chiefs, judges, chief prosecutors, directors of federal and state probation, directors of security/loss prevention, Director of the Nebraska Crime Commission, University professors, attorneys and federal agents.
    • Graduates from the program have been admitted to top law schools and graduate programs.
  4. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
    • Criminology and criminal justice students have the opportunity to participate in internships at nearly 50 local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies in Lincoln. Internship opportunities are numerous in Omaha as well.
    • Internship opportunities are invaluable to students in providing experience, references and opportunities for future employment.
  5. NUMEROUS STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
    • The Criminal Justice Student Association is active in sponsoring speakers, tours and other events of interest to criminal justice students.
    • The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice sponsors a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honorary society.
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in career days, international study tours and/or consider hundreds of other clubs and organizations of interest.
    • Students have the opportunity to participate in the juvenile mentoring program through the School's Juvenile Justice Institute.

For advising or general information, contact:

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska
310 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0561
Phone: 402-472-3677
FAX: 402-472-6758