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Accelerator program - Criminology, Law and Justice (BA), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , IL,
The Accelerator program - Criminology, Law and Justice (BA) from University of Illinois at Chicago is a social and behavioral science field of study that selects crime, law, and the criminal justice system for its subject matter. 


Using social science methodologies, the program examines the nature, extent, and causes of crime in various settings, the impact of crime on victims and society, and both formal and informal responses to crime. 

These responses include individual and community reactions, the investigation of crimes and arrest of offenders by the police, and their prosecution, defense, and adjudication by the courts; and an array of sentencing and correctional outcomes. The nature and effectiveness of criminal justice reform efforts are also studied.

The programme

The Accelerator program - Criminology, Law and Justice (BA) from University of Illinois at Chicago prepares graduates for a broad range of professional roles in the criminal justice system, as well as the broader legal system. It also serves as entry to graduate programs of criminal justice and related research and professional programs such as law, sociology, public administration, paralegal studies, and various social services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminology, Law, and Justice
  • Foundations of Law and Justice
  • Rights, Justice and the Law
  • Race, Class, Gender and the Law
  • Crime and Society
  •  Violence in Society

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Your secondary school transcript and a certified English translation if your original transcript is not in English
  • If you have graduated already, include your secondary school diploma and a certified English translation if your original diploma is not in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24805 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2 Semesters: $24,805–$32,000 (USD)
  • 3 Semesters: $40,000 (USD)

Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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