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Crime and Justice Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #191 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States| Online
The Crime and Justice Studies program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth brings together the fields of criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies. Bridging the social sciences and the humanities, the program specializes in the study of the criminal justice system's history, policies, politics, and procedures.
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Overview

The multidisciplinary Crime and Justice Studies program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth meets the needs of students interested in fields such as law enforcement, the courts, corrections, probation, parole, social services, and youth services.

All students are required to complete an internship in their senior year, to explore career options, gain real-world experience, develop professional skills.

Students pursuing the BA in Crime & Justice Studies:

  • develop comprehensive perspectives on the various, and at times conflicting, expectations that exist within the institutions and agencies that comprise and work with the criminal justice system
  • engage in dialogues within the classroom about the various aspects of crime and justice fields, before they enter the workforce
  • learn to analyze the nature of structural, institutional, and transnational violence
  • gain knowledge and skills toward understanding and transforming unjust conditions
  • prepare themselves to contribute to the improvement of their communities and society

Our graduates have careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, public administration, social services, youth services, non-profits agencies, and community organizations. They have also succeeded in law school and in master’s and doctoral programs.

UMassD advantages

Develop your analytical skills, make professional contacts, build your resume, and gain confidence in your leadership abilities.

  • Internships in agencies and community settings
  • Community engagement projects
  • Field research on issues that matter to you
  • Independent study on special topics
  • Networking with professionals in the field
  • Inside-Out Prison Exchange: take a course alongside incarcerated students

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Crime and the Justice System
  • Social Theory
  • Foundations in Justice Studies
  • A History of Criminology
  • Research Methods for Justice Studies Credits
  • Abolitionism

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:

    6.5

    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 and submit your application
  • Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English
  • Submit an official SAT or ACT score report
  • All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
  • Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30103 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30103 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14358 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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