B.A. On Campus Online


University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminology Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington provides students with a strong social science foundation. Graduates are prepared to directly enter the profession in fields such as corrections, probation and parole, police services or to continue on to graduate school and law school.


The rigorous curriculum from Criminology Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington empowers students with a deep understanding of crime and justice as well as an appreciation of American society and its diversity.

Depending on the concentration selected, Criminology or Criminal Justice, core courses include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Sociology, Criminology, Methods of Social Research, Data Analysis and a Senior Seminar.

In addition, students are able to choose among a host of primary electives such as Victimology, White Collar Crime, Collective Violence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Police in Society, Criminal Courts, and Corrections.


A variety of secondary elective courses are offered such as Minorities, Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, Juvenile Justice, Law of Evidence, and Comparative Criminology. Several sociology courses are also required to complete the major.

Students are encouraged to complete a practicum (internship) in a criminal justice agency. Field placements may include the local police and sheriff's departments, the District Attorney's office, Probation and Parole, Juvenile Services, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Center for Missing Persons. Junior and senior-level students may enroll in the practicum program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology 
  • Criminology: Writing Intensive
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Sociological Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Practicum in Public Sociology/Criminology
  • Honors Work in Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 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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Updated over a year ago

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