B.A. On Campus

Criminal Justice

Houston Baptist University

48 months
32350 USD/year
32350 USD/year
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The Criminal Justice program at the Houston Baptist University is designed to develop basic comprehension of crime, law enforcement, adjudication and corrections in our society. 


The Criminal Justice program at the Houston Baptist University provides valuable skills  in a variety of career fields that span the field of criminal justice, from police officers to judges, prosecutors to defense attorneys, probation and parole officers, investigators, and researchers in both the public and private sector.

The Criminal Justice major and minor at HBU fit neatly into an interdisciplinary undergraduate program devoted to preparing students for graduate studies, government, law school and unique and rewarding careers in private industry, federal and/or state government.  It’s a great degree for students with interests in Legal Studies, Government or Psychology.


Lee P. Brown had a long-time career in law enforcement, leading police departments in Atlanta, Houston and New York over the course of nearly four decades. During this time, he helped to implement a number of techniques in community policing that appeared to result in substantial decreases in crime.

In 1993, Brown moved to Washington, DC for a national appointment as the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (or “Drug Czar”) under former President Bill Clinton. The Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment. Then, in 1997, Brown was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Houston, Texas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Criminal Procedure/Legal Aspects 
  • Ethics, Crime & Criminal Justice 
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Justice 
  • The American Court System 
  • Constitutional Law
  • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Legal Communication 
  • Criminology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Show proof of sufficient English skills 
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT and/or ACT scores, OR 
  • Completion of two (2) classes of collegiate English taken in the United States 
  • Certificate of completion from Language Consultants International (ESL program) 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education whose instruction is conducted in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32350 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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