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Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Charleston, IL, United States
The mission of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Eastern Illinois University is to provide a student-centered curriculum that enables students to think critically about the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behavior.

Overview

What will you learn?

The goals of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program from Eastern Illinois University are to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the theoretical explanations of crime and criminal behavior.
  • Analyze the major institutions and processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Teach students the analytical skills necessary to understand and interpret statistical data, research questions related to crime and the criminal justice system, and test criminological theories.
  • Assist students in the development of effective critical thinking and communication skills.

Mission Statement

Using an interdisciplinary approach students learn and apply classical and contemporary theories of crime and the law, evaluate the major components of the criminal justice system, and develop the research skills relevant to practice in the field. By combining components of both Criminology and Criminal Justice students study and learn about both the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behavior and the systems designed to control crime. 

The specific program objectives are to: 

  • Provide students with an understanding of the major theoretical explanations of crime and criminal behavior. 
  • Analyze the major institutions and processes of the criminal justice system. 
  • Teach students the analytical skills necessary to understand and interpret statistical data, research questions related to crime and the criminal justice system, and test criminological theories. 
  • Prepare students for the range of careers related to criminology and criminal justice and graduate-level study in criminology, law, or related social science disciplines. As noted above, the degree program in Criminology and Criminal Justice is interdisciplinary and combines coursework from a number of academic areas including, but not limited to, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach provides a more holistic understanding of the factors contributing to criminality and the development and responses of the criminal justice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    49 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice requires 49 hours (16 courses) of coursework. Ten core courses are required (e.g. Criminal Investigation, Criminological Theory, Philosophy of Law) and students select an additional six Criminology and Criminal Justice electives that suit their individual and professional interests.
  • Given the interdisciplinary design of this degree program students can easily complete one, or more, academic minors and can, through careful planning with an academic advisor, double major in a related discipline.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. 
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 378 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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