The criminology major is interdisciplinary in that faculty have been trained in a number of fields and are thus able to offer students a diversity of courses. Students receive exposure to the most recent thinking and research in each substantive area.
Criminology students can begin a criminal justice career before graduation through internships in all areas – police work, the courts, customs, corrections, juvenile facilities, enforcement, investigation, safety and security, public defender’s office, etc. – and on all levels of government.
The Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Tampa offers small classes and individualized guided research projects. Judges, lawyers, government officials, public defenders, state attorneys, U.S. Customs officials, law enforcement personnel and FBI agents are frequent guest speakers. Students participate in “working tours” at the Arcadia State Hospital, Florida Bar Conferences, juvenile detention center, crime labs and adult correctional facilities.
Students have opportunities for comparative summer studies in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scotland. These trips allow students to compare enforcement and criminal justice systems not just in a textbook, but in the countries themselves.
Graduates of the program are prepared for some of today's most fascinating and rewarding careers.
Students who choose to enter the workforce after graduation have found employment in a variety of criminal justice agencies, such as U.S. Customs, Associated Marine Institutes (alternative juvenile facility), Capital Collateral (Florida’s Death Penalty Appellate Agency), Bay Area Youth Services and police departments throughout the nation. Graduates of the criminology and criminal justice department have held the following positions:
- Mayor, Tampa
- Police chief, Tampa
- Attorney, Winston and Strawn, Chicago
- Senior psychologist, Florida State Prison
- Senior fraud recovery officer, Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union
- Bilingual securities international processing representative, Citigroup
- Intelligence analyst, FBI
- Fraud analyst, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- Senior probation counselor, Salvation Army Correctional Services
- Criminal Justice
- Law Enforcement
- Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English.
- Essay written in English.
- A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
- English language proficiency scores.
- International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study (including miscellaneous expenses) and each subsequent year.
- Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from UT’s admissions office.
International30036 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.
National30036 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.
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