48 months
10755 USD/year
10755 USD/year
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National Louis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program prepares you to work in fields addressing the effects of criminality on individuals, communities and society.

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The Criminal Justice program from National Louis University offers two concentrations: Criminal Justice Administration and Forensic Social Justice. Throughout the program, you’ll become equipped to serve in law enforcement, courts or corrections systems, or to work in related private industries.

What Will Our Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Offer You?

Real-World Expertise

Directed by a former homicide detective, our program features faculty members with years of experience in criminal justice. Our program was designed in consultation with leaders in law enforcement, so you’ll be exposed to the most current techniques and theories in the field. 

Hands-On Learning

Expand your learning beyond the classroom through case studies, class trips, guest lectures, and internships. Learn how to apply theories and knowledge learned in class to the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Law Enforcement 
  • Criminal Justice System 
  • Criminology 
  • Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • Punishment Prisons and Corrections 
  • Courts and Criminal Justice 
  • Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice 
  • Juvenile Justice Systems 
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice 
  • Criminal Investigations 
  • Sociology of Deviant Behavior for Criminal Justice Professionals 
  • Ethics, Diversity, and Professionalism in Criminal Justice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official e-transcripts are preferred and must be submitted directly from the issuing institution to documents@nl.edu. Official paper transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution.
  • Applicants with less than 10 semester hours of transferable college credit must submit an official high school transcript or an official high school equivalency credential transcript (GED or HiSET)
  • Official military transcripts, military certificates (including Army, Navy, Marine Joint Services or CCAS-Air Force transcripts), nationally recognized certificates and CLEP/DANTES test scores may also be submitted for transfer credit consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10755 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    10755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10755 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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.

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