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Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice

Security studies and criminal justice are incredibly diverse fields of study that will prepare you for a wide variety of career options.

Our varied and flexible degree programs allow you to concentrate on your specific interests. Plus, you will gain the communication, critical thinking, leadership and decision-making skills that will set you apart.

Our department is the academic arm of ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies (CSS).


The security of our homes, cities, states and national borders is perhaps the most important issue facing our country today. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join an exciting and dynamic world of law enforcement, military, security and intelligence professionals who perform the all-important tasks to keep us safe and secure.

Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study criminal justice and security studies.

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Certificate Programs

You can earn various undergraduate and graduate certificates for added professional credentials. Certificates are available in Cybercrime Investigation, Cybersecurity and Emergency Management.

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Multiple Minors

You can also minor in Border Security, Criminal Justice or World Cultures.

Military Friendly School Gold Badge 2021-22

Military Friendly

Angelo State has been designated a “Military Friendly School” and “Military Spouse Friendly School” by VIQTORY Media and G.I. Jobs magazine. We have also been named a Top 10 “Best for Vets College” by the Military Times. Our VETS Center is here to help with your military education benefits.

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Journal of Homeland and National Security Perspectives

Students, practitioners, researchers, scholars, policymakers, theorists, and others interested in homeland and national security concerns can voice their thoughts in this student-led peer-reviewed publication.