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Legal Studies - Criminal Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
River Forest, IL, United States| Online
Dominican’s Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies - Criminal Justice at Illinois Dominican University is an accelerated program program that will provide maximum flexibility, value and opportunity for working adults who want to complete?a college degree. 
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Engage directly with faculty members on a schedule that works for you—online or in person—in this program that is ranked 15th in the nation by The Best Schools based on its “academic excellence, faculty strength, range of courses provided, awards, rankings and reputation.”You’ll be able to choose up to two concentrations in areas such as paralegal studies, public administration, disability advocacy, labor relations, law and social justice, criminal justice—or create your own concentration.

Learning outcomes

Presented in accelerated format, the Legal Studies - Criminal Justice program at Illinois Dominican University allows you to complete the equivalent of two years of full-time coursework in just 20 months. The program is an interdisciplinary program exploring the American legal system from a wide range of perspectives, including economics, philosophy, theology and history. You’ll study with leading scholars and legal professionals and build competence in writing, research and critical thinking. You’ll learn how the legal system works, how it interrelates with social justice and how to assist people in asserting their rights.

  • Accelerated eight-week format in a year-round program
  • Fully online, giving you the flexibility to work on your own schedule from anywhere in the world; some evening courses offered, in person, at Triton College
  • Option to declare up to two concentrations relevant to your career
  • Year-round acceptance policy—start when it is convenient for you 
  • Option to take classes in either the online and/or on-campus programs ?
  • Join Alpha Sigma Lambda, a highly regarded honor society for adults with exceptional grades

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 included:
  • Crime and Society
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Complete either the Dominican University online application for freshman, transfer or graduate, depending on your status. Freshmen can also apply using the Common Application, which streamlines the college application process for students applying to multiple institutions.
  • Pay a nonrefundable $100.00 application fee.
  • Enrolling students requesting documentation for an F-1 visa must submit a Financial Statement Form (pdf) to the Office of Admission. This is essential for receiving an I-20 and should be submitted along with all other admission documents.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for River Forest

  • 1100 - 1500 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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