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Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orangeburg, SC, United States
Interested in studying the many aspects of the criminal justice system? Our Criminal Justice program at the Claflin University offers an overview of law enforcement, court systems, and the correctional systems to both the adult and traditional undergraduate students.
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We provide an evening and an online format for our adult learners and busy practitioners ready to complete their baccalaureate degree. Evening students can take their coursework on the main campus or Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Traditional undergraduate students attend daytime classes on our main campus.

The Criminal Justice program from the Claflin University provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts education and overview of the six major fields of criminal justice: law enforcement, corrections, court procedures, criminal investigation, administration and management, and criminal justice research. 

Our curriculum creates an awareness of the history of the criminal justice system through teaching theories of crime and criminal behavior, issues related to crime prevention and the rehabilitation of offenders, and concepts like the preservation and analysis of evidence.

Careers and Outcomes

  • The Criminal Justice degree prepares students to enter a variety of careers, including community supervision, law enforcement, court administration, community specialists, correctional officers, criminal and family law, and criminal investigations, etc. 
  • It also provides students a foundation for graduate study in criminal justice, criminology, and related areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Law Enforcement Systems 
  • Judicial Administration 
  • Criminology 
  • Correctional Systems 
  • Social Statistics
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A $65 application fee in U.S. Dollars should be sent in the form of a money order or certified check, made payable to Claflin University. Cash should not be sent.
  • You must submit official certificates and/or final secondary school records, university transcripts and mark sheets with official translations if the document is in another language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 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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