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Criminology, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Criminology is the study of criminal behavior, and how society defines and responds to crime. Criminologists attempt to identify the causes of crime as they occur in society and in individuals. They also study the political and social aspects of defining crime: what is a crime and who is a criminal.


Criminologists also examine societal responses to crime, by studying such topics as how the criminal justice system functions, the effectiveness of public policies and programs aimed at controlling crime, the portrayal of crime in the popular culture, and related subjects.

Alternatively, you might want to try the course Principles of Sociology. This Liberal Arts Core course is also the first course required for the criminology major.

In addition to required courses on the criminal justice system, juvenile delinquency, corrections and punishment, and statistics and research methods, students choose from a range of specialized elective courses on such topics as youth gangs, correctional treatment, drug abuse, violence and social inequality. Students also have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and internships for major credit.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Criminology
  • Senior Seminar in Criminology
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Crime and Community
  • Crime and Social Inequality
  • Victimology
  • Youth Gangs
  • Homicide
  • Social Deviance and Control

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete all the information requested on the application so there will be no misunderstanding. See that all questions are answered to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay in considering your request for admission.
  • Your legal name should always be used. If your high school or college records may appear under another name, give this name also.
  • Submit the required application for admission and supporting documents at least ten days prior to the beginning of orientation for the session for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to arrange to have the necessary credentials submitted.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      18207 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18207 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      7665 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7665 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cedar Falls

    • 1119 - 1740 USD/month
      Living Costs

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