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Criminal Justice - Criminology, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Louis, MO, United States
At Maryville University in St. Louis, our Criminal Justice - Criminology students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamics related to criminality, the law and its enforcement. The interdisciplinary approach examines crime as a social phenomenon by combining theoretical learning with professional field-based education. 

Overview

Throughout your Criminal Justice - Criminology studies at Maryville University, you can expect a student-centered, academically rigorous and market-relevant education focused on your personal and career and goals.

  • Expert faculty members are passionate about mentoring and helping each student identify a strong career path.
  • Professional connections are emphasized in learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
  • We are committed to a technology-forward learning environment.
  • Maryville continually updates curriculums with input from business and professional leaders to keep pace with the needs of employers.
What Can I Do With A Criminal Justice / Criminology Degree?

As a social science major, you’ll be ready to take on careers in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, community service, and probation and parole services. Criminal Justice/Criminology majors who choose to further their education will be prepared for graduate work in sociology, psychology, political science, social work, and law.

Some Fast Facts:
  • The U.S. Department of Labor projected that law enforcement and corrections are among the top 25 fastest growing occupational categories in the country.
  • All federal and most state agencies require employees to have a college degree.
  • Among agencies for which a degree is not a requirement, more and more recruiters still look for college graduates.
Additional Career Options

Positions in each tier of government are readily available to graduates with a BA in Criminal Justice/Criminology. Below is a list of your potential employers or careers:

Federal Level
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Federal Marshall
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Secret Service

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Maryville University doesn't have a deadline. However, for international you should plan to apply by June 1st for Fall and November 1st for Spring. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Police Management
  • Multicultural Policing
  • Corrections in Society
  • Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Civil Liberties/Rights

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Unofficial English translated copies of transcripts from all college or universities previously attended. Official transcripts due upon acceptance to Maryville.  
  • Financial certification in two forms is required in English: A letter of support from sponsor and a bank statement from sponsor’s bank account with dollar amounts stated.
  • Any other documentation required by a specific Maryville academic program.
  • Pay enrollment advance payment.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      26070 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 26070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      26070 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 26070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Louis

    • 1015 - 1530 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Maryville University is committed to making a top-ranked, private education affordable and accessible. Last year, over $99 million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to 94 percent of our full-time students. Both merit-based and need-based assistance is available.

    There are many scholarships sponsored by companies, fraternal organizations, churches, professional groups and employment affiliates.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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