B.A. On Campus


University of Arkansas

48 months
24482 USD/year
24482 USD/year
7666 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Sociology and Criminology from the University of Arkansas offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. 


About this Degree

The Criminology BA at the University of Arkansas provides marketable skills and knowledge that relate to crime prevention, law enforcement, and the court system. The program in criminology is comprehensive, adding the skills in research, theory, and data analytics that prepare students beyond an understanding of criminal procedures or evidence. 

This major will educate students in the complexities of criminal behavior and familiarize them with the justice system processes and the causes, correlations and consequences of criminal behavior. 

The department offers robust undergraduate internship opportunities that help criminology students develop a better understanding of a prospective career and determine whether their interests match a chosen career path, while simultaneously gaining experience with professionals in the field.

Programme Structure


  • Criminology
  • Sociology of Criminal Law
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminological Theory
  • Honors Criminological Theory
  • Victimology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • New freshman applicants should have a high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale and should submit ACT or SAT scores as indicated by our Test Score Policy.
  • The University will continue to implement test optional and test flexible alternatives for admission purposes for Fall 2022. Please note, regardless of admissions status, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores by February 1, 2022, to be considered for most merit-based scholarships and fellowships.
  • All new freshman applicants graduating from an Arkansas public school or Arkansas public charter school should be in the process of becoming a Smart Core Graduate as established by the Arkansas Department of Education. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24482 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24482 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 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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