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Criminal Justice, B.A.

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Chicago, IL, United States
If you are motivated by helping others and making a difference, Lewis University is the ideal place for you to develop the skills necessary for a meaningful and impactful career in Criminal Justice.
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Our comprehensive approach will expertly prepare you for leadership roles in all facets of the criminal justice and legal system, including police, probation, corrections, judge, homeland security, FBI, CIA and more.

One of the distinct features of a Lewis University education is that you will also gain a deep understanding and insight into some of today's most complex issues in law enforcement – domestic violence, drug abuse, community and race relations, recidivism and terrorism.

Why Lewis University for your Criminal Justice degree?

  • Largest program among private institutions in Illinois
  • Dedicated faculty with real-world understanding and connections
  • Evolving curriculum provides you with modern day techniques and career-focused knowledge
  • Advanced skill training  necessary to pursue careers in law enforcement and the legal system
  • An ethical framework to help you face the moral challenges that come from a position of responsibility and influence
  • An in-depth understanding of our legal system and the sociological aspects of crime

Career options:

  • CIA agent
  • Corrections officer
  • Court reporter
  • Criminologist
  • DEA agent
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Deputy U.S. Marshal
  • FBI agent
  • Forensic evidence technician
  • Immigration & Customs (ICE) agent
  • Paralegal
  • Police dispatcher
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Private investigator
  • Security professional
  • Secret Service agent

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Court Systems and Probation
  • Criminology
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Law Enforcement
  • Domestic Violence
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Elements of Criminal Law
  • Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Criminal Procedure / Rules of Evidence

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

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.
International undergraduate applicants:
  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33270 USD/year
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  • National

    33270 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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