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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

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  • Unknown
    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, or you have already completed criminal justice credits or an associate degree, or have experience in the field. 

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By taking your courses online, you'll be able to earn your degree at your own pace while still fulfilling your work and family commitments.

With this degree 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 what you learn from your current courses immediately applicable to your current position.

Why Choose an Online Criminal Justice Degree from Penn State?

Penn State's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program has been certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) as meeting all ACJS academic certification standards as documented through the ACJS academic certification review process. 

This certification underscores the high praise that the online program receives for quality criminal justice instruction. You can feel confident that this program is respected and renowned throughout the industry. And our courses are taught by the same on-campus faculty with real-world experience, who have been trained to teach online.Your diploma will look no different from the one earned by students on our physical campus.

Accreditation

The idea of distance education is not a new concept for us. We’ve been offering Penn State courses at a distance for more than 100 years. In 1892, Penn State founded one of the nation’s first correspondence courses. And in 1998, we were one of the first major accredited universities to provide online education.

At Penn State World Campus, our mission is making sure you have access to a quality academic experience, even if you have job and family obligations to fulfill. If you can’t come to one of our brick-and-mortar campuses, we’ll bring our campus to you.

We are...convenient, flexible, quality

Our online courses are the same academically challenging courses taught on campus. Yet our online courses are flexible; the asynchronous format allows you to learn at your convenience without stepping onto a campus. And in the end, the degree or certificate you earn as a World Campus student is identical to the one awarded to all of our Penn State graduates on campus.

We are...passionate, driven, achievers

Our students come from all 50 states, more than 40 countries, and 7 continents; yet they share the goal of making their lives better through education.

We are...world-renowned faculty

Our faculty, the same faculty who teach on campus, are well-respected leaders in their fields and are renowned experts in the subjects they teach. They are also committed to making sure you get a quality academic experience in your online courses.

We are...caring, dedicated

Our staff understands that adult students deal with outside responsibilities and challenging life circumstances. We are there to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

We are Penn State — online.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Policing in America
  • Courts and the Prosecution Process

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

    • All documents should be submitted in the original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal English translation.
    • All documents must be in paper form; electronic copies are not considered official and will therefore not be accepted.
    • All documents submitted for review must be official, that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by the examining board. A "certified" copy is one that bears an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal, or signature/seal of the examining board. Uncertified or notarized copies are not acceptable.

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

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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