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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
Students who receive a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of Nevada, Reno complete a degree preparing them for justice-related careers, graduate study and law school. 

About

The University of Nevada, Reno department's two undergraduate tracks, criminal justice major and law and justice specialization, are not intended to serve as applied professional training programs; rather, they are academically centered programs that focus on the legal, ethical, administrative, theoretical and behavioral aspects of the justice system and its various parts, as identified in the department's student learning outcomes and objectives.

Both programs stress the importance of research, critical thinking and writing skills essential for criminal justice and justice-related careers in today's society.

The Criminal Justice major broadly focuses on the various components of the criminal justice system, criminological theory, and issues of diversity, mythology, and ethics.

Career options:

  •  Students attracted to the program are interested in a variety of careers including criminal justice, behavioral science, politics and treatment services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism in Community Policing
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice 
  •  Struggle for Justice
  • Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System 
  •  Women and the Criminal Justice System
  •  Feminist Jurisprudence: Violence Against Women 
  •  Introduction to Corrections
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice 
  • Criminal Justice Colloquium 
  •  Jurisprudence

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Requirements:  If you are a student who does not meet our academic GPA requirements, but have graduated with an Advanced Diploma from a Nevada high school, you will be granted admission to the University. You must also meet the 13 core course requirements in English, mathematics, social studies and natural sciences to be considered for admission.
  • You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The academic courses include: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences. A weighted GPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, AP or IB classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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