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Division of Continuing Studies

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in criminology and criminal justice.


30 hours from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • No less than 9 hours upper division from UNO


An allied field of 1–9 hours from ONE of the following departments may be used as part of the 30 hours in the area of concentration:

  • Business
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology

Additional information:

Students interested in graduate studies should contact the graduate adviser in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice to make sure necessary classes are taken to enter graduate programs.

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in criminology and criminal justice focuses on the theories and practices found in crime prevention, law, investigation, policy, and other areas of the criminal justice system. This includes a look at society, government, and corporate responses to crime on the local, national, and international levels. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, including in areas such as law, political science, and sociology, if desired. Criminology and criminal justice students may find careers in corrections, law, politics, education, psychology, social work, criminology, legal research, court administration, investigation, security, law enforcement, immigration, and loss prevention.

For more career information, check out Criminal Justice USA - Career Information or UNO Career Center.

Revised 08/07