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Criminal Justice, B.A.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

As a bachelor student in the Criminal Justice program of Saint Leo University you’ll develop the highly specialized knowledge and leadership skills to decode and correct criminals, work with law enforcement agencies, and investigate crimes in Florida, the United States and the world.

Where else are you going to learn the latest techniques from faculty members who've served more than 25 years as crime scene investigators, local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisors? Saint Leo professors are leading experts on all the skills you need to get your foot in the door: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and international sex and organ trafficking. And Saint Leo is an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates.

Ranked among the nation's most military-friendly institutions by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?

Graduates rapidly advance in the criminal justice system and pursue graduate study in criminal justice administration and related fields.

  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • CIA Agent
  • Coast Guard
  • Bailiff
  • State Trooper
  • Loss Prevention Investigator
  • Victim Witness Assistant
  • Juvenile Probation Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System 
  • Survey of the Criminal Justice System
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Law of Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Police Organization and Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • Application.
  • Submit transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with course descriptions and credit values.
  • All international candidates for admission must prove English language proficiency.
  • Photocopy of the Biographical section of your current passport.
  • Proof of Financial Ability to Pay.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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