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Criminology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Criminology Major offers students a range of social science and applied courses that enhance students’ understanding of the nature and causes of criminal and delinquent behavior and the operation of the criminal justice system in the United States. 
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The instructional curriculum and internship opportunities prepare students to pursue careers in law enforcement (local, state, and federal), juvenile and adult probation and parole, correctional counseling and group home work, private security and investigation, insurance claims, and criminal justice research.

Students who complete the Criminology Major will be able to:

  • Identify different sources of US crime data and the trends and social patterns of criminality and victimization they reveal.
  • Identify the basic general typologies of criminality and victimization.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of at least two typologies of criminality and victimization.
  • Demonstrate analytical reasoning skills through a familiarity with criminological theory and research as applied to crime prevention and control policies.
  • Identify causes of criminality and victimization for people of different class, racial ethnic, gender, and age groups, as well as the different criminal justice responses to these groups.
  • Identify the key stages of criminal justice system and the organizational processes and discretionary decision-making that occur at each stage.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of constitutional law as it relates to the operation of the criminal justice system.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • applied sociology
  • seminar in sociology
  • independent study- undergraduate research
  • juvenile delinquency
  • sociology of violent crime
  • white-collar crime: corporate and governmental deviance
  • sociology of terrorism
  • restorative justice
  • sociology of drugs and crime
  • women and crime
  • criminal investigation of child abuse
  • forensic documentation
  • advanced forensic anthropology: bioarchaeology, trauma & pathology
  • investigation of death
  • police and criminal justice administration
  • criminal justice and the constitution
  • the judicial process
  • minorities & the criminal justice system 
  • community corrections & treatment

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.

General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Nonresident students are automatically eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year, based on ACT/SAT scores, high school course rigor, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement. Students will be notified at point of admission regarding these merit-based awards.

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