48 months
199 USD/credit 5970 USD/year
199 USD/credit 5970 USD/year
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Criminal justice is the integrated system of practices and institutions that protect society by deterring and mitigating crime, sanctioning those who violate laws and rehabilitation efforts.  The Criminal Justice program is offered at Galen University.


Criminal Justice prepares graduates for a rewarding, impactful career with community safety at heart. Because it is so multi-disciplinary, there is a wide range of opportunities for graduates, whether it be in policing, law, corrections, or community development.

The development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, along with program knowledge assist communities, organizations, and government in finding solutions to the crime and violence.

Career Opportunities

Many of Galen University's graduates are employed at various agencies around Belize including:

  • Belize Police Department
  • Immigration Department
  • Customs Department
  • Belize Defence Force
  • Prosecutor’s Office
  • There are numerous other employment opportunities that anthropology graduates can pursue such as:
  • Consultant
  • Community-based NGOs
  • Public Health
  • Corrections – Belize Central Prison
  • Ministry of Human Development

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Ethics and Family Community Systems
  • Trends in Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Police Administration
  • Race, Ethnicity & Gender Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to begin the process in a timely manner.
  • Applications for admission are processed on a rolling basis.




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A willingness to work hard, expand academic skills, strengthen character, respect others, keep abreast of social issues, analyze social problems, work in interdisciplinary groups and apply knowledge and skills acquired to solve social problems
    • A commitment to high standards of personal ethics in all human interaction at Galen University.
    • A required proof English proficiency evidenced by one of the following: ATLIB English score of 60 or above, CXC General Grade 1 or four (4) semesters of University-level English classes with a cumulative grade of 2.50 or above (applicants without any of these qualifications will be required to take four semesters of College English)
    • Completed Application Form
    • $60.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)
    • One official High School transcript
    • One copy of your diploma
    • One copy of any of the following test scores: ATLIB, CXC, ACT, SAT
    • One copy of Social Security Card or Passport
    • Two recent photographs (passport-sized)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 199 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    5970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 199 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • $BZ 400 per credit hour


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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