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Criminology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Criminology program of University of West Georgia promotes a critical examination of crime and justice issues and the development of analytical and communication skills. The focus for undergraduate students is to achieve academic competencies in criminology/criminal justice.

For new students, degree completion is possible in as little as 3 years (15 credit hours per semester, including summer). Undecided or transfer students who have completed basic core courses could complete the major courses in as little as 4 semesters (15 credit hours per semester). Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December.

Objectives

Describe, explain, and critically evaluate/apply the role of...

  • 1) Corrections and social services in criminal justice and criminology
  • 2) Policing in criminal justice and criminology
  • 3) Law and legal systems in criminal justice and criminology
  • 4) Diversity and global perspectives in criminal justice and criminology
  • 5) Theory and philosophy in criminal justice and criminology
  • 6) Social scientific research and analytic methods in criminal justice and criminology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Survey of Criminology
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Procedure
  • American Criminal Courts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete online application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official transcripts are sent from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • SAT or ACT scores must be sent electronically through the College Board or ACT website(s)
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2186 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Carrollton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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