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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
West Hartford, CT, United States
Our Criminal Justice program at University of Hartford focuses on the interdisciplinary view of crime and its control, including policing, crime prevention through personal change and community development. You develop broad skills and take classes in criminology, law, policing, sociology, and forensic studies.
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Criminal Justice courses at University of Hartford are taught by faculty who have deptsexperience as criminal justice attorneys, gang unit and state police officers, medical examiners, and probation administrators. 

The program offers you opportunities to study within agencies dealing with crime and justice and take courses that study the full range of issues related to the social nature of crime, criminal law, and social control.

Career Outlook

Some of our criminal justice graduates are working as:

  • Special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Investigators for insurance claims management firms
  • U.S. probation officers
  • U.S. Secret Service agents

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Organized Crime 
  • Drugs and Society 
  • Women and Crime 
  • Juvenile Delinquency 
  • Studies in Criminal Behavior 
  • Race and Ethnic Relations 
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Crime 
  • Street Gangs 
  • Organizational Ethics 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Sociological Analysis of Prisons and Corrections 
  • Policing Society 
  • Internships 
  • The Law and Forensic Evidence 
  • Social Control 
  • Studies in Crime Control 
  • Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Civil Rights and Liberties 
  • Jurisprudence
  • Deviance 
  • Criminology 
  • Crime, Law, and Administration of Justice
  • Law and the Justice System

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 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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