Gain the competitive edge you need for a successful career in law enforcement, criminal justice and the legal system by earning your degree at UHV, online or in-person at our instructional site in Katy. As a police officer, you may qualify for the Peace Officer tuition exemption. We have a dedicated veteran to assist our military affiliated students and we offer several scholarships to assist you with completing a bachelor’s degree or starting a graduate degree.

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Develop in-depth knowledge and insights into criminal behavior and how crime can be prevented, as well as effective methods for rehabilitation with our B.S. in Criminal Justice. The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice has been ranked as one of the best online criminal justice programs in the nation by the U.S. independent organization

Students can complete a bachelor’s degree 100% online or at our instructional site in Katy, TX.

B.S. in Political Science

Designed to prepare you for career advancement, this online B.S. in Political Science program this program focuses on the research behind political science and how to integrate theoretical understanding of the political world into solutions for real-world problems. This program can be completed fully online as an 8-week FastTrak option.

B.S. in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law Online

The Pre-Law option provides you with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical foundations of our legal system and how it relates to the political world. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for career advancement as well as ready to pursue an advanced law degree. This program can be completed fully online as an 8-week FastTrak option.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will prepare you with a foundation in advanced criminal justice studies and the tools necessary to enable you to advance more rapidly in your career. With this degree, you will be prepared for success in a variety of criminal justice careers such as law enforcement, corrections, and social services. This program is offered fully online, which makes it a great option for working professionals, such as our police officers. The program is only 36-credits and can be completed within 2 years and GRE waivers are available.

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