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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice delivered through Penn State World Campus is an ideal program, whether you are interested in starting your criminology degree, have already completed criminal justice credits or an associate degree, or have experience in the field. 
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Overview

With this Criminal Justice degree from Penn State World Campus on your résumé, you can be prepared and qualified to advance your career in such fields as protective services, law and corrections, crime-related prevention and support, security management, court administration, and social services. Plus, you may find that what you learn from your courses is immediately applicable to your current position.

Our courses are taught by distinguished on-campus faculty who have special training and experience teaching in an online environment. Upon completion of the requirements for your degree, you will be awarded a diploma that is identical to the one received by every Penn State graduate — with no distinction that you earned your degree online.

Graduates with Criminal Justice from Penn State World Campus will:

  • gain theoretical and practical knowledge of crime control and the skills necessary to succeed in criminal justice and related careers. 
  • enhance their ability as a problem solver in the field of criminal justice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Corrections in America
  • Policing in America
  • Courts and the Prosecution Process
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences
  • Security Administration
  • Victimology
  • Police Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

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

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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