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Criminology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Webster Groves, MO, United States
Students in the Criminology degree program at Webster University learn about crime, deviance, and the American criminal justice system. Working toward a degree in criminology or criminal justice, students explore the issues of greatest interest to criminologists working in the field today.
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Overview

At Webster University, the Criminology curriculum combines the fundamentals of criminology and criminal justice into one field of study. The courses focus on training in multiple data-analysis methods commonly used by criminologists and criminal justice professionals. Studying crime and deviance with a particular emphasis on critical-thinking skills, students learn the ways professionals explain, predict, and prevent crime and victimization.

The mission of the major in criminology is to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to crime and deviance, with particular emphasis on providing critical thinking skills and familiarizing students with the dominant ways professionals use to explain, predict and prevent crime and victimization.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of major criminological theories.
  • Analyze the policy implications of criminological theories.
  • Describe the elements and development of the criminal justice system and its role in maintaining social order.
  • Evaluate how the institutions and elements of the criminal justice system vary across jurisdictions and interact with one another.
  • Apply principles of crime prevention to the policy that attempts to effectively reduce crime and victimization.
  • Compare the theoretical foundations of crime analysis and their abilities to predict and analyze patterns of crime.
  • Articulate several major types of crime, their causes and proposed solutions to reduce them.
  • Compare the techniques, sources and means of analysis of criminological data research methods.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Careers in Criminology and Crime Prevention
  • Criminology Theory
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
  • Senior Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • There are two options for Undergraduate Application: Webster's Online Portal or the Common Application.  There is a $35 required application fee. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency: If English is not your first language, students will need to submit proof of English skill.
  • Official Transcripts: For an initial admission decision, students may submit scanned copies of their final, original transcripts. 
  • Essay or Resume: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice.
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Webster Groves

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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