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Criminal Justice, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Online
Located a stone's throw from the FBI, CIA, and NSA—and the major metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland—University of Maryland University College is home to industry leaders who protect cities and the nation from some of our greatest threats. Learn more in the Criminal Justice programme.
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Overview

In the Criminal Justice bachelor's program at University of Maryland University College, you'll learn both the theory and practice of the criminal justice system, as well as the specifics of criminal behavior, law enforcement, courts, corrections, security, and investigation. Our courses are developed and taught by local law enforcement officials, so you'll benefit from their field-tested knowledge and experience.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to:

  • Apply critical-thinking skills and logic to analyze and solve a variety of complex problems in the criminal justice environment
  • Manage and evaluate organizational efforts to ensure effective cooperation with stakeholders to prevent, control, and manage crime to ensure public safety
  • Use an ethical framework and an understanding of legal constraints to make decisions as a criminal justice professional
  • Develop specialized technical knowledge and skills relevant to subspecialties in the field of criminal justice to ensure public safety
  • Use interpersonal and leadership skills to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of a criminal justice team

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Design a security plan for a public service in the community
  • Compose a search and seizure application and supporting affidavit
  • Critique an analytic report of criminal intelligence

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:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Law-Enforcement Administration
  • Correctional Administration
  • Introduction to Security Management
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Criminal Law in Action
  • Victimology
  • Ethical Behavior in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Issues in Criminal Justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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

Secondary education (high school graduation): If you have earned fewer than 24 transferable credits at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by doing one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation service
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development, known as the GED, exam with a passing score

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

    499 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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