• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
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Overview

Criminal justice is a form of public service—depending on what you want to pursue, you will be working with individuals and/or communities.  Whatever the profession, you are making our world safer and carrying out our laws.  If you are considering a career in this area, here’s a checklist of some of the qualities you will likely need:  excellent communication skills, good judgment, empathy for others, leadership skills, and a strong ethical grounding.  

Criminal Justice at Bay Path University will give you a broader understanding of the issues within our communities. 

As a criminal justice student, you will:

  • Examine criminal behaviors, and society’s prevention methods and responses
  • Hone your critical-thinking and communication skills
  • Understand the historical, political and social context of women in the criminal justice system
  • Manage, lead and evaluate organizational goals and ethical standards
  • Conduct and analyze primary research

At the American Women's College Online, you can earn your degree in Criminal Justice Studies with 100% online classes. Criminal Justice is a form of public service and, with your training in this field, you will help increase the safety of individuals and communities by understanding and enforcing laws while also educating on legal rights and crime prevention.

Accreditation

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Rolling admissions. Start in January, February, April, June, September or November. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
    • Duration description

      Duration of degree is shortened if you are able to transfer in credits from prior accredited institutions. Conditions apply.  Part-time enrollment available also.

  • Credits
    120 college credits to earn bachelor's degree alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating for Leadership
  • Computer Applic. 
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Victimology&Criminology
  • Principles of Policing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed electronic application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities previously attended
  • Phone or in-person interview to discuss your interests, goals and readiness
  • Students with cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 may be eligible for conditional acceptance
  • Students with fewer than 12 college credits to transfer must provide proof of high school graduation by submitting high school transcript(s) or GED, HiSET or TASC completion document
  • The admissions department reserves the right to request additional documentation

Work Experience

None required; some is useful.

Technological Requirements

Coursework requires a desktop or laptop computer that is not more than five years old with the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows 7 or newer, or; MAC OS X 10.8 or newer
  • 4GB of RAM (memory)
  • 2GHz Processor
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Microphone and webcam 
Recommended internet browsers:
  • Google Chrome (version 73 or newer), Mozilla Firefox (version 46 or newer) or Safari

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    400 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 USD per credit and a duration of 42 months.
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Funding

Financial Aid is not available.

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