B.Sc. On Campus

Criminal Justice

University of Detroit Mercy

48 months
43452 USD/year
29562 USD/year
29562 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Criminal Justice from University of Detroit Mercy provides a top caliber education to all students by utilizing the latest research, providing instructors who are top in their field, using innovative classroom practices and by providing exceptional experiential opportunities. 


Criminal Justice from University of Detroit Mercy aims to prepare you to be a skilled and ethical criminal justice leader.

Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary area that draws much of its content from law, psychology, political science and sociology.

Our criminal justice curriculum makes you aware of the key issues, concepts and theories involved in understanding the operation of the criminal justice system. With this knowledge, students are taught to analyze the practical issues and controversies of the field. Problem-solving, the ability to make analytical judgments and the application of theory to practice are key skills that you will develop in this program.


Criminal Justice which prepares one to work in a wide variety of careers, public and private, at various levels of responsibility. These careers include federal, state, and local policing; other regulatory agencies of various branches of government; various levels of private investigation and private security; and a variety of careers in corrections, including parole and probation as well as institutional corrections. Students planning on pursuing a law degree have often found criminal justice a relevant major.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Criminal Investigation 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Juvenile Justice 
  • Evidence and Criminal Procedure 
  • Criminology and Penology 
  • Sociology of Deviant Behavior 
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Narcotics and the Police 
  • Court Structures and Functions 
  • Gangs and Juvenile Delinquent Groups 
  • Organized Crime 
  • Profiling and Threat Assessment 
  • Community Corrections 
  • Theory of Law Enforcement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




126 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Submit a CV or Resume
  • An official bank statement showing a total amount to cover the first year of study including tuition and living expenses.
  • Submit a copy of the information pages of your passport. 
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    43452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21726 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14781 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    29562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14781 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Highland Park

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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