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Criminal Justice

University of Nevada, Reno

48 months
23562 USD/year
23562 USD/year
7470 USD/year
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Earn your bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and learn to evaluate how the justice system operates in American society and prepare for justice-related careers, graduate study or law school at University of Nevada, Reno.


What will I learn in a criminal justice degree program?

The Criminal Justice program of the University of Nevada, Reno focuses on the legal, ethical, administrative, theoretical and behavioral aspects of the justice system and its various parts.

The criminal justice major broadly focuses on the various components of the criminal justice system, criminological theory and issues of diversity, mythology and ethics. Students attracted to the program are interested in a variety of careers including criminal justice, behavioral science, politics and treatment services.

Careers with a degree in criminal justice

Criminal justice students perform critical evaluation of how the administration of justice actually operates in American society. The mission of the department is to train model citizens and build a knowledgeable community on the field of criminal justice. In addition, students learn effective research methods, critical thinking and writing skills essential for criminal justice and justice-related careers in today's society.

Sample careers for students with a degree in criminal justice include:

  • Law enforcement administrator
  • Attorney
  • Judge
  • Court administrator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Corrections
  • Police in America
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Courts and American Legal System
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school (GED certificate may not be used for admission) and satisfy the below requirements:

  • Required high school courses: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences.
  • GPA in the academic core courses: English, math, social sciences and natural sciences.
  • Standardized test scores are required for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno. The University accepts the ACT and SAT scores.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23562 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    23562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23562 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 USD per year during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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