B.Sc. On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice

48 months
30036 USD/year
30036 USD/year
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The Criminology and Criminal Justice program of The University of Tampa prepares students for graduate school or an entry-level position in the criminal justice field.


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.

Career Opportunities

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Corrections

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until the class is full. Applying early is encouraged.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    30036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30036 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 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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