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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Valdosta, GA, United States| Online
Majors of the Criminal Justice program of Valdosta State University study the structure and function of the criminal justice system as it applies to adults and juveniles, focusing on criminal laws on the federal, state and local level and how they relate to the Constitution of the United States.
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Overview

What you'll learn

Students in the Criminal Justice program of Valdosta State University have the opportunity to explore all areas of the criminal justice system through an interesting array of courses such as cybercrime, forensic criminology, comparative justice systems, sex crimes, terrorism, white collar crime and organized crime. In addition to the courses that are offered on campus, students can complete the Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice online. Students who graduate from Valdosta State with a degree in criminal justice are prepared for entry-level positions at all levels of the criminal justice system and in the private sector.

Careers

  • Arson Investigator
  • ATF Special Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Caseworker
  • CIA Agent
  • Constable
  • Coroner
  • Corporate Security Specialist
  • Correctional Officer
  • Court Administrator
  • Detective
  • Detention Officer
  • Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • FBI Agent
  • Juvenile Detention Officer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Narcotics Agent
  • Police Inspector
  • Police Officer
  • Postal Inspector
  • Prison Guard
  • Private Investigator
  • U.S. Customs Agent
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Warden

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Written Communications in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Data Analysis
  • Criminology
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • Complete the online application 
  • English Proficiency
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and/or all college(s) attended; only sealed, official academic records will be accepted
  • A completed Certificate of Finances statement guaranteeing that the student will have a minimum of $36,124.00 (for nine months) available for personal and educational expenses
  • Completed medical form. VSU requires that prior to registration all students present proof of two vaccines for measles and on for mumps and rubella; a tetanus booster within the last ten years; proof of disease or immunization for varicella (chicken pox); and, if under the age of 19 at time of enrollment, proof of hepatitis B series immunization
  • All international students must purchase the VSU medical insurance plan for students to cover the cost of medical treatment while in the United States
  • A copy of the student's passport/visa must be emailed to the Office of Admissions

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

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valdosta

  • 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.

Funding

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