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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bluffton, IN, United States
Do you want to make the world a better place? To repair the harm caused by crime? Consider a major or minor in criminal justice. At Bluffton, criminal justice is an academically rigorous program developed to produce leaders in the academic field, corrections, law enforcement, mediation and community organizing who embrace the philosophy of restorative justice.
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Overview

Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior through cooperative processes including all stakeholders. It is a philosophy that is increasingly accepted by both public and private criminal justice services around the world.

You will develop an internship around specific career goals and receive active, personal oversight from a faculty member. An opportunity to spend a semester in Northern Ireland studying conflict management is available if you are interested in pursuing jobs in the federal government or the international arena.

Graduates from Bluffton's criminal justice program have enjoyed high placement rates in local and state law enforcement agencies and have secured highly competitive jobs in corrections institutions and federal agencies including the United States Secret Service.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System
  • Criminology
  • Constitutional Law
  • Interventions in Corrections
  • Conflict Transformation and Mediation
  • Restorative Justice Theory and Practice
  • Law Enforcement: Theory and Practice
  • The Justice Professional Seminar
  • Social Sciences Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    64

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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
  • Official high school transcript
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official ACT or SAT score (at this time we do not require the writing portion of either test; SAT score is a combination of the critical reading and math sections)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bluffton

  • 910 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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