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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
At University of Miami, Criminology is the scientific study of the measurement, etilogy, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and deliquency.
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Criminology has also been referred to as the study of "making law, breaking of law, and society's reaction to the breaking of law." Coursework in criminology includes a comprehensive treatment of the broad social and political system which serves as the context for criminal justice.

The major in criminology stresses both theory and research; and encourages scientific inquiry, abstract logical thinking, critical analysis, and historical consciousness. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the problems of crime and the criminal justice system.

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. 


The undergraduate program in Criminology has as its main objectives are to provide students with:

  • A strong component of a social science education, training in analytical and statistical skills that are highly valued by potential employers.
  • A valuable  undergraduate preparation for pursuing careers in such fields as law in society, in the local and state criminal justice systems (e.g., juvenile probation officer, pretrial services officer, crime analyst for criminal justice agencies), or in federal agencies (e.g., DEA).
  •  An excellent and comprehensive training program for students wishing to pursue graduate study in criminology, law school, criminal justice, sociology, or other social and behavioral sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
    • 120-141 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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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