The School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell focuses on emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system.
Why Study Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMass Lowell?
Students explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security. The school is a leader in the use of innovative technologies, and offers cutting edge programs both on campus and online. Graduates of our programs understand the facts and concepts of criminal justice, but, more importantly, how to apply this knowledge to related social problems and changing situations. The development of critical thinking, communication skills and the ability to conceptualize ideas is reflected in our curriculum, which provides students with a balanced presentation of the issues of the field.
Criminal Justice Programs & Research
Meet Our Students
In the Criminal Justice program, every single professor is very, very qualified, and the personal relationships with them have been amazing.
A summer co-op inspired Benjamin Gacek to pick up a second major and pursue a career in forensic accounting.