School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice affords its students a unique mix of high-quality educational opportunities presented by a diverse faculty widely recognized as experts in their fields. From criminal justice theory and adolescent crime to specialties including terrorism and women and crime, the School’s faculty conduct ground-breaking research that is passed on in the classroom and the community.

UNO students benefit from the School’s partnerships with local, state and federal agencies that each year produce a broad array of valuable internships and compelling research projects. Undergraduate degrees can be followed by graduate studies and a doctoral program that is nationally ranked and recognized.

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UNO/UNL Criminal Justice Education Fund

This fund provides scholarships, fellowships, and travel funds to graduate and undergraduate students studying criminal justice.


UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Excellence Fund

This fund provides assistance to students and faculty for needs of the department.


Dennis Roncek Memorial Fellowship Fund

This fellowship remembers the life and teaching career of Professor Dennis “Denn” W. Roncek.


Dr. Benjamin Steiner Fellowship for Criminal Justice Professionals Fund

All gifts to this fund honor Dr. Steiner and his many contributions to UNO and the criminal justice arena.


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When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.

Tessa Barney

College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Tessa has been with the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master of Public Administration in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She's honored to have the opportunity to build partnerships with donors that strengthen and enhance the community.