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Skills that Stand Out

Both the Criminal Justice and Public Administration programs at RELLIS offer hands-on experience that will enable students to obtain skills and knowledge in areas such as: 

  • Problem solving
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Writing
  • Professional presentations
  • Managing people and projects
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Research methods
  • Technology

And much more!

The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies, a part of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at Tarleton State University, is committed to providing educational opportunities for students and working professionals in the criminal justice and public sector arenas. The School plans to offer two Bachelor of Science degrees on The Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus — Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Standout features of the Tarleton program offerings at RELLIS will include small class sizes, exceptional, qualified faculty and majors in high-demand professions. Tarleton provides a student-focused educational experience marked by academic innovation, applied learning and research. Established in 1899, Tarleton offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention and individual opportunities. As a vibrant and dynamic learning community, Tarleton is dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow's professional leaders, shaped by the university's core values of Integrity, Civility, Leadership, Tradition, Excellence, and Service.

B.S. in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to merge academic knowledge with applied experience. The program offers courses that prepare students for career entry or promotion in a variety of criminal justice areas, as well as federal employment and/or graduate study. Faculty integrate textbook material with professional practices, providing valuable insights into the justice system.

With a curriculum designed for high quality, the program's structure provides an opportunity for interaction with other students and professionals with the same interests. Ultimately, the criminal justice field offers many employment opportunities with ample job security.

This degree program was chosen for the RELLIS Campus because it compliments Blinn College programs, and will provide professionals for a high-demand field.

B.S. in Public Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration equips students with knowledge and skills that cover a wide range of topics and disciplines related to the public sector. Students acquire knowledge about government bodies and agencies, including municipal, state and federal operations in areas such as:

  • Intergovernmental relations,
  • Human resource management,
  • Public policy, and
  • Budgeting and finance. 

The B.S. in Public Administration at Tarleton State University - RELLIS will be offered starting in the fall of 2018, and will prepare students to pursue a graduate degree and/or provide graduates with a unique skillset applicable to all related fields.

This program was chosen for the RELLIS Campus because Public Administration is projected to be one of the highest growing segments of the employment market over the next 10-15 years with careers in the public sector, including nonprofits and non-governmental organizations providing public goods and services.

Programs are pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).