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Criminal Justice Studies, B.A.

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Newburg, KY, United States
The Criminal Justice Studies program at Bellarmine University prepares students for careers and graduate work in the field of criminal justice by grounding their education in a broad liberal arts perspective on crime and society. 
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In addition to giving students research skills, theoretical insights, and practical experiences in the real world where these skills and insights can be applied, the program emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding crime. Two required internships help ground the student in the real world of criminal and legal issues. The program includes a social justice perspective on the understanding of crime and society.

The Criminal Justice Studies program at Bellarmine University has classes that provide practical and “hands-on” knowledge, selected humanities courses in philosophy, psychology, literature, and drama provide interpretations of issues involving crime and society that can only be found in a true liberal arts education. Faculty in the program have been selected because of their vast experience in the criminal justice field, from criminal profiling to police and correctional administration and law.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the biological, psychological, and criminological origins of criminal behavior.
  • Students will identify connections between theory and research in the construction of scientific knowledge.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency with fundamental data analysis.
  • Students will be able to express sociological ideas, as they apply to criminal justice issues, clearly and coherently both in writing and in oral presentations.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, skills and professional behavior in an internship experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Career Practicum
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Crime and the Media
  • Corrections
  • Topics in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A completed application 
  • A $25 application fee (must be U.S. currency)
  • Certified copies of official school records
  • U.S. law requires proof of the student’s ability to fund the cost of attendance for one academic year. 
  • One letter of recommendation from a former professor or employer attesting to the candidate's educational potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
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  • National

    42430 USD/year
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  • In-State

    42430 USD/year
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Living costs for Newburg

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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