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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

  • Criminal Justice is an emphasis within the Sociology major that focuses on the three main institutions that make up the criminal justice system: crime, courts and corrections. Students critically examine the social constructions of social control and deviance, theories of crime and criminality, sentencing, punishment, alternate forms of punishment and rehabilitation.
Criminal Justice students are prepared to continue in graduate and professional training programs. Employment opportunities include:
  • Corrections Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Pre-release Specialist
  • Correctional Treatment
  • Police Officer
  • Sheriff’s Deputy
  • Probation Officer
  • Community Corrections
  • Juvenile Services
  • Fire Departments
  • Human Services

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Criminal Justice students earn a Sociology major while delving into the inner workings of the Criminal Justice system for their emphasis. As students enter their core Criminal Justice courses, they tighten their focus on the elements of deviance, crime and corrections, examining each of these through a sociological lens.
  •  Some courses are taught by industry professionals, including a law enforcement course taught by a local police detective, and law courses taught by the chief district judge. 
  • Before graduating, students have the opportunity to complete an internship in an area of their choosing, such as: probation, sheriff’s departments, police departments, domestic violence centers and other advocacy programs.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
  • Request your official high school transcript to be sent to Western.
  • Request your official ACT and/or SAT test scores to be sent to Western.
  • Submit the $50 application fee.
  • A personal statement; Letter(s) of recommendation; A resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gunnison

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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