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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Austin, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at Saint Edward’s University draws from multiple disciplines to study the causes of crimes, the effect of crime, and the impact on people and society.
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In the Criminology program at Saint Edward’s University you will delve into:

  • Concepts of crime, criminals and underlying motivations
  • Victims, their experiences, and how they interact with the criminal justice system
  • Measurement and detection of crime
  • The relationship between law and human behavior
  • The scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the causes and prevalence of crime
  • The prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency
  • Phenomena like interpersonal violence, property crime, organized crime, terrorism, hate and sex crimes

Criminology is a social science, drawing from the fields of sociology, psychology, social work and political science. It is closely related to criminal justice, which is the study of the criminal justice system and all of its different parts. This field is quickly expanding, and its growing popularity means competition is intense.

 It's also a field that demands considerable research. Our students benefit from diverse academic perspectives, networking with local professionals, service learning opportunities, and professional conferences. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Chemical Dependency Issue
  • Crime Causation
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Race, Class and Gender
  • Administration of Justice
  • Crime in America
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure 
  • Crime Victims
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Major Requirements: The BA in Criminology requires 51 hours of major courses, which include a combination of coursework from crime and the justice system; law, legislation and policy; and courses on specific types of crime and criminals. 
  • Electives: Students complete 12 hours of elective courses in any area of study they choose. These courses do not have to relate to the major.
  • General Education Requirements:  57 hours of general education courses are required, which students complete over four years in addition to their major courses and electives.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46690 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Austin

  • 1243 - 2310 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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