Criminal Justice

Kerrville, TX

Criminal Justice

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Schreiner University is now offering Criminal Justice among its 40+ majors!

Designed to Prepare You for Your Career

Schreiner University wants to prepare you not only for your first job out of college, but for your career! Schreiner University’s unique Criminal Justice program involves understanding the relation of criminal justice and the Humanities, like philosophy, religion, history, and the arts. Our courses focus on the ties the Humanities have, and how they inform and intersect with the concepts and practice of criminal justice.

In these challenging times, it is even more important to seek a degree in Criminal Justice. Potential employees and citizens expect strong communication skills, critical thinking, decision making skills, dealing with complex problems, and the handling of individuals with mental illness with care and compassion. These learned skills are those necessary for success in today’s evolving crime and justice environment.

The Criminal Justice degree will include 9 hours of upper-level required courses as well as 6 hours of electives from topics such as:

  • Criminology
  • Correctional Systems & Practice
  • Research Methodology in Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Science and Criminal investigation
  • History of the Criminal Justice System
  • The Juvenile Justice System
  • Cybercrime
  • Internship

Possible Career Opportunities

  • CIA Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminologist
  • DEA Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Evidence Technician
  • Immigration & Customs (ICE) Agent
  • Homeland Security Agent
  • Police Dispatcher
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Security Professional
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Deputy US Marshal
  • Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Child Protective Service Agent
  • Special Forensic Intensive Child Interviewer
  • Affordable
    At Schreiner University, we award first-time Freshmen up to $100,000 and Transfer students up to $17,000 annually in college scholarships based on your GRIT! We care more about your involvement outside of the classroom so be sure to tell us on your application. Plus, there’s no extra step – your application to Schreiner is also your scholarship application!

  • Personalized Education
    Our students are more than a test score, GPA, and seat in a classroom. Our belief that education should be personalized translates to our programs where collaboration with classmates is encouraged, and your professor will know you by name.

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Program Coordinator

Lynn Tovar, EdD
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Academic Affairs

Lynn Atkinson Tovar Ed.D: is the Director of the Criminal Justice degree program at Schreiner University. She recently retired from Lewis University, Romeoville Illinois as a tenured professor after teaching traditional undergraduate, graduate, and online courses in the Justice. Law and Public Safety Department. She is a twenty-five-year veteran of law enforcement retiring as a Commander with the Elk Grove Village Police Department, Illinois. A career law enforcement professional, Lynn has been involved in street patrol, criminal, and youth investigations with a specialization of child sexual abuse and domestic violence. Lynn has presented internationally and nationally on law enforcement topics. She has been published in both law enforcement and educational journals. Lynn worked with the FBI on the BeSTOW project from 2009-2011. She has actively researched domestic violence and experiential learning her two areas of passion and published a book titled: Smart Teen, Safe Teen that addresses the complexities of relationships through social media and teen dating violence. She also continues to collaborate with Lewis University travel study programs taking students to London and the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center. Lynn received a Doctoral Degree in Adult Continuing Education with a focus in Human Resource Development from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Contact Us

We would be happy to answer any of your questions!

Special Events

Scheduled events such as Schreiner Saturdays offer a variety of information sessions led by faculty, admissions staff, and students to allow prospective students to see what Schreiner University has to offer.

Daily Events

You will have the opportunity to experience campus on a tour led by a current student as well as meet with a faculty member and one of our admissions team members to talk about your application, scholarships and financial aid! Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.