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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Orange, NJ, United States
Our department works closely with the University’s Office of Career Services to provide internship opportunities in federal, state and municipal agencies, as well as to assist graduating students find employment. If the opportunities listed here sound exciting, then Criminal Justice (B.A) may be the right major for you. This program is offered by Seton Hall University.
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Criminal justice is an exciting, multidisciplinary field of study — the discipline incorporates the core foundations of justice, ethnic and racial studies, gender issues, the courts and judicial opinions, as well as legislative and policy considerations. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in criminal justice, here are just a few of the opportunities in the field: 

  • addictions counseling
  • corrections
  • crime policy analysis
  • foreign language interpreting
  • vocational and educational assessment and training for criminal offenders
  • law enforcement
  • legal work
  • homeland security
  • intelligence analysis
  • victims’ rights advocacy 

The programme

The Criminal Justice program’s curriculum offered by Seton Hall University is divided into three areas of study: criminalization (the creation and enforcement of criminal law); criminality (the causes, correlates and amounts of crime); and corrections (the punishment and treatment of offenders). You’ll learn from instructors who have lived what they’re teaching — experts with doctoral degrees who have worked as probation officers, criminal profilers and murder trial consultants. You’ll also put what you learn into practice: students may earn up to nine credits through internships in local, state or federal criminal justice agencies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • The Criminal Justice System in Modern America
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Criminology Theory
  • Victimology
  • Juvenile Delinquency

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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