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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
Concordia University, St. Paul has designed the Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program for working criminal justice professionals and other adults who wish to improve their knowledge and study in a flexible format. 
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Overview

This program engages students through a foundational and theoretical framework that is relevant to the real-world challenges of the criminal justice field. With a comprehensive curriculum that guides students in developing analysis, research and critical thinking skills, this program prepares graduates for ongoing success in the workplace.

The B.A. in Criminal Justice program at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of 44 credit hours and is offered entirely online. It is designed for busy working adult students who are interested in obtaining their bachelor’s degree and includes both Minnesota POST licensure and non-POST licensure tracks.

Career Potential

Criminal Justice degree holders can anticipate encountering a job market filled with engaging careers. Whether a student chooses one of the jobs previously mentioned, or decides to become an FBI agent or computer forensic specialist, there are a number of exciting options to consider. Here are a few more possibilities:

  • Private Investigator
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Fraud Investigator
  • CIA Agent
  • Homicide Detective
  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • DEA Agent
  • Secret Service Agent

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We have extended our priority undergraduate admissions and enrollment deposit deadlines from May 1 to June. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of the Criminal Justice System 
  • Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 
  • Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice 
  • Cultural Considerations in Criminal Justice Systems 
  • Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in the Criminal Justice System 
  • Minnesota State Criminal Law and Traffic Codes 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    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:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    523

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    46

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official College Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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