Innovative, Informed, Impactful

 Criminology is the scientific study of the causes of crime and the societal responses to it.  In the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, we develop and transfer knowledge regarding these processes.

      • Our program is ranked as one of the top criminology programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
      • Faculty research has been recently funded by agencies such as the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health.
      • Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs are frequently provided with the opportunity to participate in collaborative research projects with faculty, intern with criminal justice agencies such as the U.S. Marshal’s Office, the Lincoln Police Department, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, and to study criminal justice in the United Kingdom through our London Study Abroad program.

Your Program, Your City

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is administered through the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  We offer degree programs on both the metropolitan Omaha campus and traditional Lincoln campus that allow our students access to real-world learning opportunities that better serve their education and the public that benefits from their presence.  Here they actively learn about our society’s understanding of crime and the criminal justice response to crime.

The School's faculty and students are involved in a number of interdisciplinary research collaborations within the University of Nebraska system. Learn more

In the past two years, the School's faculty have been awarded over $2 million in external research funding. Learn more

UNL PD Investigator & SCCJ Grad John Baker w SCCJ Student

Looking for your dream job?

If you seek a career such as a police officer, DEA agent, probation officer or correctional counselor, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a key step towards turning that aspiration into reality. The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides undergraduates an excellent foundation in the theories of crime and the criminal justice response to crime while also introducing students to criminological research methods.

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