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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Its interdisciplinary nature helps you understand the psychological, sociological and political factors underlying criminal and delinquent behavior and critical issues within the criminal justice system. 

Through Baldwin Wallace University's program in Criminal Justice, you'll gain critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare you for a career in law enforcement, courts and corrections. You'll gain insights, strategies and professional practices that can be readily applied to real-world situations.

The interdisciplinary major includes coursework in criminal justice as well as psychology, political science, sociology and statistics. It offers outstanding preparation for employment as well as graduate or professional school studies.

Complementing BW's comprehensive, rigorous curriculum are rich experiential learning opportunities that include internships, professional mentoring opportunities and co-curricular organizations like the Criminal Justice/Sociology/Forensic Science Club.

Career Opportunities

  • Law enforcement at local, county and state levels
  • Juvenile justice positions
  • Juvenile and adult probation/parole
  • Institutional corrections - jails and prisons
  • Laws and courts (some positions require a law degree)
  • Victim advocate
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Federal law enforcement (FBI, DEA, ATF) [with additional experience]

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • A comprehensive, interdisciplinary program, criminal justice includes coursework key areas such as policing, criminology and victimology, as well as relevant courses in psychology, political science, sociology and statistics. It is offered as a major and minor.
  • For individuals interested in forensics, there is also a forensics science minor that is part of the criminal justice program. An internship with criminal justice agencies offers firsthand experience and networking opportunities.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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