“It is important that the classroom atmosphere be one in which students feel free to discuss the topics being covered and express their opinions — even when we are covering controversial issues such as race, ethnicity and crime.”
Toya Like, Ph.D.
The average class size at UMKC is just 27 students.
More than 11,000 students receive financial aid— a total of $150 million each year.
“Every opportunity, theoretical concepts that provide the foundation of Criminal Justice and Criminology are linked to real-world practice and application.”
Alex Holsinger, Ph.D.
“My students and I encourage and challenge each other to critically think about our social realities and to evolve as individuals.”
Jessica Hodge, Ph.D.
“The CJC Department helped me to develop a higher understanding of the legal system and how it operates which, in turn, helped prepare me for the LSAT examination and ultimately, law school.”
UMKC alumni include state
politicians, CEOs of prominent national firms, a former FBI
director and even a U.S. president.