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Crime and Justice Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Our faculty members take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on resources across the university and within our communities. They'll help you apply theory to real-life situations and develop the professional skills you'll need to uphold justice and improve society.

As part of your studies at UMass Dartmouth, you'll learn about the criminal justice system's policies and procedures and analyze the nature of structural, institutional, and state violence. You'll consider the causes and effects of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, classism, etc.

Crime and justice studies provides a strong foundation for many careers—from the justice system to community action, education, government, law, public administration, social work, and urban planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies
  • Social Theory
  • Criminological Theory
  • Contemporary Topics in Justice
  • Abolitionism
  • Justice and Society
  • Youth, Crime and Justice
  •  Construction of Crime Types and Behaviors
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

We require:

  • academic transcripts
  • SAT or ACT results
  • a personal statement (up to 650 words) that demonstrates qualities of leadership, community service, work experiences and/or other significant interests

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

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 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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