48 months
21718 USD/year
21718 USD/year
8136 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Criminology and Criminal Justice program from the University of Nebraska Omaha offers high quality educational programming to support students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in criminology and criminal justice or related social services fields.


Students can participate in scholarly and applied research projects that involve collaborative partnerships with local and federal agencies. Students learn about emerging technologies as a means of improving and advancing criminology and criminal justice and we provide several opportunities for students to connect with professionals in the field. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship to gain field experience prior to their graduation.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of core content areas in criminology and criminal justice.
  • Locate, integrate and use information from varied sources to effectively communicate in writing and other mediums.
  • Apply specialized knowledge through field-based learning experiences, civic and/or community engagement activities, and/or policy analysis.
  • Explain diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests in the context of criminology and criminal justice.


If you seek a career such as a police officer, DEA agent, probation officer or correctional counselor, the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at the University of Nebraska Omaha is a key step towards turning that aspiration into reality. The program 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.

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF)
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • FBI Agent
  • Diversion Program Coordinator
  • Pretrial Services Officer
  • Probation Officer (Juvenile/Adult)
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Bailiff
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Reporter
  • Customs Inspector
  • Emergency Management
  • Coordinator
  • Security Director
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Private Security Officer
  • Aftercare Counselor
  • Child Protective Services Worker
  • Detention Counselor
  • Caseworker
  • Child Support Agency Worker
  • Crisis Center Coordinator
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Criminal Justice
  • Police and Society
  • Criminal Court System
  • Survey of Corrections
  • Community-based Corrections
  • Criminal Procedure

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • Rank in the upper one-half of their graduating high school class
  • Or ACT composite score of 20 or higher or SAT equivalent
  • Or a 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee by credit card when completing the application for admission.
  • Grade sheets and transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Proof of English proficiency. Special Note: If you are unable to provide proof of English proficiency please apply to our Intensive Language (ILUNO) program.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • UNO Financial Affidavit.
  • Bank statements showing adequate funding for one academic year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21718 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8136 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Omaha

985 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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