B.Sc. On Campus

Criminology and Criminal Justice

York College of Pennsylvania

48 months
19670 USD/year
19670 USD/year
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Be a resourceful, technology-savvy problem solver with a strong understanding of how people think with the Criminology and Criminal Justice program of York College of Pennsylvania. It’s an attractive combination to enter a career in law enforcement, the judicial system, or corrections.


Criminology and Criminal Justice has evolved to the point that it’s not enough to be good at solving crimes — law enforcement agencies want graduates who can help prevent crime and reduce recidivism with innovative programs and research. We take that approach with the Criminology and Criminal Justice program of York College of Pennsylvania, giving you the theory and the critical thinking you’ll need to pursue a professional career in Criminology and Criminal Justice or graduate study.

Hands-on experience is crucial. We have great relationships in the community to help get you volunteer placements for career experience and specialized training. We take that one step further and require an internship, too. There are so many ways for you to get involved no matter what you want to pursue after graduation. Want to specialize in cybercrime, corrections, forensics or another area? It’s all here, led by published faculty with terminal degrees.

Your future in Criminology and Criminal Justice

We prepare you to have 21st century criminology and criminal justice professional skills: computer literacy, refined critical thinking skills, ever-resourceful problem solvers, and knowledgeable of the research, statistics, and literature available to help you do your job. The result? Our graduates have been hired far and wide:

  • Corrections: Berks Women in Crisis, sheriff’s departments, the Commonwealth of PA Department of Corrections, Dauphin County Adult Probation, law offices and Homeland Security.
  • Law enforcement: Adams County Prison, the PA State Correctional Institution, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Justice Network, Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the NYC Police Department.
  • Judicial/Agencies: Adams Court Courthouse, Amtrak Police, Children’s Home of York, Delaware River Port Authority, Exelon Nuclear at Three Mile Island and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Security: Gulf Stream Aerospace Technology, Jet Blue, Lockheed Martin, the New Jersey State Parole Board, the United States Pretrial Services Office and Value City Loss Prevention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Delinquency 
  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Judicial Process 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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National students - we have ongoing enrollment available right now


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission must be submitted online
  • Official Copy of Secondary School grade report (high school transcript) along with a certified English translation if needed
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (for Non-Native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9835 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9835 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for York

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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