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Criminal Justice, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students who graduate with a major in sociology will understand the methodological and theoretical foundations of sociology and possess skills to apply this knowledge in a practical way. They will have the opportunity to specialize in crime and criminology, family and the life course, inequalities and stratification, and work and organizations. We also offer courses with comparative perspectives on global issues such as crime, gender, and religion. The sociology curriculum reflects the breadth of the discipline, its place in the liberal arts tradition, and the application of sociological theories and methods to the critical issues and problems facing societies today.

Students who graduate with a major in criminal justice will know the main components of the criminal and juvenile justice systems and will know the basics of criminal law and criminal procedure in the U.S. justice system. They will have the tools to understand the long standing and current dilemmas faced by society in trying to develop and maintain an effective and just criminal justice system. They will be prepared for employment in the field of criminal justice, including corrections or law enforcement. Students will also be prepared to work as a crime victim advocate, crime research analyst, or work in agencies focused on social injustice work related to the criminal justice field.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Criminal and Juvenile Justice
  • Research Methods in Sociology
  • Sociological Analysis
  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Police and Society
  • Corrections in America: Prisons, Probation and Parole
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Police Operations
  • Correctional Practice and Administration
  • Judicial Process and Politics
  • Homicide
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Internship in Criminal Justice
  • Individualized Study
  • Anatomy of Violence
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Psychopathology
  • Constitutional Rights and Liberties

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The official undergraduate application for admission 
  • The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, writing sample and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date
  • Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the fall semester of admission.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Paul

    • 1040 - 1760 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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