Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The study of criminal justice applies the science of sociology to the legal aspects, agencies, procedures and operations of the criminal justice system. As a student of criminal justice, you will develop the ability to view criminal, legal and government systems through a sociological and historical lens. Our program’s coursework, faculty mentorship and practical experience opportunities will provide you with a strong foundation to not only launch the career of your choice, but also empower you to make positive changes in your local, national and international communities.


The Department of Sociology, in partnership with the Department of History and Political Science, offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Our curriculum will provide you with an in-depth understanding of modern legal systems, correctional practices, national and local governments, current sociological issues, crime in contemporary and historical contexts, social research and statistics, and ethical considerations.

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Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076


For questions regarding advising, please contact Veronica Durham at or in 940-898-3850.

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