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Criminology, B.A.

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University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Criminology Program at the University of Miami prepares students for many possible careers and provides a basis for further education in graduate or professional schools.

About

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at the University of Miami affords the student a comprehensive understanding of the problems of crime and the criminal justice system. Criminology has been described as the study of "making of law, breaking of law, and society's reaction to the breaking of law". Criminology coursework includes a comprehensive treatment of the broad social and political system which serves as the context for criminal justice. The program stresses both theory and research; encourages scientific inquiry, abstract logical thinking, critical analysis, and historical consciousness.

The Criminology Program at the University of Miami prepares students for many possible careers and provides a basis for further education in graduate or professional schools. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to enter the profession of criminal justice in a wide range of careers including, but not limited to: Lawyer, Police Officer, Probation Officer, Caseworker in a juvenile detention facility, Corrections Officer, Crime Prevention Specialist, Crime Analyst for criminal justice agencies, and Special Agent with FBI, DEA, and ATF. Some Criminology majors to on to graduate school to study Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, or Sociology. Increasingly graduates have entered law schools, utilizing the analytic and writing skills obtained in their criminology education. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    31 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Quantitative Methods for Sociologists
  • Quantitative Methods Lab
  • Criminology
  • Theories of Deviant Behavior
  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  •  Letter or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    2100 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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