• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Wilmington, NC, United States| Online
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.
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Overview

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.

Education

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9254 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2222 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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