Bachelor On Campus

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Washington State University

48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
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The Criminal Justice and Criminology program at Washington State University examines the causes and patterns of criminal behavior, the institutions and individuals that work within the criminal justice system, and the role law plays in prevention and responses to crime.

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What you can do with the Criminal Justice and Criminology degree from Washington State University

• Law enforcement

• Crime analysis

• Community corrections

• Victim advocacy

• Child protective services

• Border security

• Cyber crime prevention

• Security loss prevention

• Private security

• Court administration



Programme Structure

Strengths of the program 
  • Graduates from our program receive a bachelor of arts in criminal justice and criminology. This differentiates WSU’s program from other programs where criminal justice may be an emphasis area under another degree field rather than its own stand-alone degree.
  • Our criminal justice program is a policy-based curriculum drawing from the social sciences, specifically from the areas of sociology, psychology, and political science. It is not a vocational/technical program, unlike programs found at some other schools.
  • Our program is the oldest existing criminal justice program in the nation, established back in 1943 as the Department of Police Science.
  • The criminal justice national honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, was founded here at WSU and has grown to over 360 chapters nationwide.
  • The department emphasizes learning beyond the classroom by encouraging students to participate in study abroad programs and internships.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The priority date for admission applications is January 31. Applications received after are welcomed and will be reviewed on a space available basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 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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