The Criminal Justice program and faculty at the University of Tennessee at
Martin provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary for the
pursuit of employment in the fields of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
Our generalist concentration allows student to cater their 12 hours of
concentration courses to meet career needs outside of law enforcement,
courts/law, and corrections. In addition, upon graduation, students majoring in
criminal justice will have the framework necessary to further their education
through graduate school or law school. Students participate in numerous
required courses designed to facilitate the development of the skills and
knowledge needed to achieve their individual goals. Students who completed this
program are employed in all levels of local, state, and federal agencies.
- The Criminal Justice program at the University of Tennessee at Martin prides itself on our graduates, our current students, and the solid, long lasting relationships faculty develops with our students.
- The small class sizes allow faculty to provide individualized instruction and attention to our students.
- Because criminal justice faculty advise each major, students get the opportunity to develop their future career aspirations and the steps needed to pursue these goals.
- Criminal Justice majors participate in an exit exam during their senior year; the results of comparisons with other schools’ students, who also participate in this exam, reflect that UTM CJ majors score consistently within the top 10% of all students taking the same exam.
- In the fall, spring, and summer semesters of their senior year, UTM Criminal Justice majors are provided with the opportunity to participate in the student internship program hosted by many local, state, and federal agencies.
- In the spring of 2007, the Criminal Justice faulty and students traveled to Washington, D.C. during National Police Week. This travel study will be repeated during the spring of 2008 and may become an annual event.
Our graduates have taken advantage of the varied opportunities that a criminal justice
degree can provide including, but not limited to:
- Employment within local, state, and federal governmental agencies
- Employment within private agencies within the criminal justice arena
- Acceptance into graduate school
- Acceptance into law school
- Each Criminal Justice Faculty at UTM works with our student organization- the Criminal Justice Society (CJS). Faculty members act as advisors to the student-run organization.
- The CJS is instrumental in working on and hosting two major events on campus:
- The Police Forum in which local and state law enforcement agencies are invited to campus to field questions from UTM students and the community.
- Criminal Justice Day in which students can meet with state, local, and federal criminal justice agencies for information gathering and for determining employment opportunities. Graduate schools and law schools are also invited to attend this event that is held in April of each year.
- The CJS members also participate in various volunteer services, community services, and other opportunities made available to them such as:
- An annual community service project
- Ride-alongs with the Martin Police Department
- Assisting with the annual Soybean festival
- Assisting with various events on the UTM campus such as the Outdoor Youth Jamboree.
An opportunity to participate in the Martin Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy upon space availability
- Our classrooms are furnished with all of the major equipment components (computers, VCRs, and DVD players)
- .Internet access is also available in each of the classrooms.
Weed and Seed Programs
Citizen’s Police Academies
- The Eddie Hammond Jr. Scholarship
- The Robert Brunner Scholarship
- The Joey McDowell/West Tennessee Criminal Investigators Scholarship
- The Tennessee Association of Colleges and University Security Administrators Scholarship