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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chattanooga, TN, United States
The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our undergraduate Criminal Justice program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga prepares students for professional and personal success in the context of a strong liberal arts education.
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The Criminal Justice program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga promotes an understanding of the legal and justice systems for both majors and non-majors. We are committed to coursework that is grounded in theory, research, and community engagement to help students prepare for careers in criminal justice and social services. Emphasis is placed on intellectual, experiential, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. 

We are committed to preparing students to become ethically informed, culturally sensitive, engaged scholars and practitioners. This goal is achieved by an inclusive curriculum that includes common core areas of study, while allowing for flexibility in electives which allows students to tailor their degree in ways that are most reflective of their career and academic goals.

Learning Objectives:

Graduates of the Criminal Justice program will:

  • Identify and apply the major theoretical perspectives in criminology and criminal justice and apply the social and policy implications of these approaches.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the components and functions of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections).
  • Apply knowledge of the operation of the criminal justice system to practical problems in the field and understand the role of ethical decision making in the process.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and interpret data on and related to crime.

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:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminology
  • Policing
  • Criminal Justice Research Methodology
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Race, Class, Gender and Crime
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Community Engagement Seminar
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Employment Law

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.

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency
  • Scores must be no more than two years old.
  • Financial Documents: Documentation of financial resources sufficient for nine months of study must be received prior to issuance of an I-20.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Academic Credentials  
  • Original or attested copy of high school diploma
  • Complete and official transcript (statement of marks) for each high school and/or college attended

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12499 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24998 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12499 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chattanooga

  • 912 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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