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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Lock Haven, PA, United States
Whether you envision working in law enforcement, corrections, youth programs, or conservation law enforcement, dynamic, the hands-on Criminal Justice program of Lock Haven University will prepare you for service in a range of fields.
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What You'll Study

Through a combination of classroom study and experiential learning, during the Criminal Justice program of Lock Haven University you will gain an understanding of crime and deviance and criminal justice organizational systems while acquiring the ability to analyze and critique emerging research and current trends. Topics covered include major areas of the criminal justice system as well as special topics such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Women and Crime
  • American Gangs
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Forensic Criminology

Program Highlights

Internships: Lock Haven University allows students to earn up to 15 internship credits and have them count toward their degree at LHU. Internships typically take place during the summer session or in the final semester of your senior year. Examples of recent internship placements include:

  • Ocean City Maryland Police Department
  • Clinton County Prison
  • Private Law Firms
  • Clinton County Children and Youth Services
  • Clinton County Probation and Parole
  • Clinton County Housing Authority
  • State College Police Department
  • Clearfield Sheriff's Department
  • Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole
  • PA State Correctional Institutions
  • PA Game Commission

Careers: With a degree in criminal justice, you’ll be ready to set out for careers including:

  • Probation
  • Parole
  • Drug and Alcohol Problems
  • Victim Advocacy Programs
  • Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Court-Involved Youth Programs
  • Correctional Institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National deadline: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Drug Abuse
  • Diversity in Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Law
  •  Juvenile Justice
  • Criminology

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.

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    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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    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7716 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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