Study the practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, and sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts. Delve into the social and behavioral sciences, as well as the relation of law and ethics to the phenomenon of crime. Also, visit the UNT Dallas department of Criminal Justice's Facebook page here for additional information. 

Criminal Justice Student Association
A criminal justice student association that promotes experiential learning, analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and networking.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Coleman, 318 Founders Hall, (972) 338-1837,


Alpha Phi Sigma (APS)- Kappa Eta Chapter
A national criminal justice honor society that promotes analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Reynolds, 261 Founders Hall, (972) 338-1540, 

Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE)- Eta Kappa Psi Chapter

A recognition organization and Criminal Justice professional society that promotes awareness of criminal justice issues and acts as a voice for students and professionals in the field.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Reynolds, 261 Founders Hall, (972) 338-1540,

Pre-Law Society

A special interest group focused on providing information and resources for students interested law school.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Hackard, 317 Founders Hall, (972) 338-1840,


Master of Science in Criminal Justice 

The UNT Dallas department of criminal justice offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The 36 hour MS degree is a focused graduate degree that combines theory, application and experiential learning, that will prepare students to positively impact and promote within their chosen criminal justice career or closely-aligned field. Graduates of the program will meet requirements for promotion within local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities, as well as, entrance into doctoral programs. The program consists of 8 week courses that are offered fully online and hybrid formats. For more information or questions about the program please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator. 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Julie Siddique, 315 Founders Hall, (972) 338-1835, 



What students are saying

"At UNT Dallas, I’m no longer the quiet guy who gets good grades but sticks to himself. I’m involved on campus, and working toward a career in criminal justice."

Jonathan, Class of 2018

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