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Criminal Justice degrees in the USA in 2024

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Criminal Justice BS

Midway University United States

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Criminal Justice Associate Degree

Fulton-Montgomery Community College United States

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Criminal Justice BS

Glenville State College United States

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Criminal Justice AS

Alfred State SUNY College of Technology United States

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BS Criminal Justice BS

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) United States

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Criminal Justice BSc

University of North Texas (UNT) United States

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Criminal Justice Technology (A.S. Degree) Other UG Award

Valencia College United States

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Criminal Justice Degrees in the USA

Study Criminal Justice Degrees

Studying for a degree in Criminal Justice will give you an insight into domestic and international criminal justice systems. You will examine the differences between civil, common and international law. You will also gain an insight into the infrastructure that enforces criminal law, from the police, to judges and policymakers.

To study Criminal law at university level, you should have a strong interest in legal frameworks and criminology.

By studying in this field, your modules are likely to cover topics such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Human rights
  • International crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Corporate crime
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Trial
  • Criminal Law

Graduates of degrees in Criminal Justice go on to work in a variety of fields across law, including working at law firms and law schools.

Undergraduate programmes in Criminal Justice are most commonly offered at universities as:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA (Hons) degree), which can typically take between 3-4 years to complete when studying Full-time
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc/BS degree), which can typically take 3 years to complete when studied Full-time
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB degree), which can typically take 3 years to complete when studied Full-time

Study in the USA

With over 1.1 million international students choosing the USA as their higher education destination each year, the country is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the world. There are consistently many USA based universities and colleges ranked within the top 100 in the QS World University rankings, and it is not uncommon for the top 10 rankings to be dominated by American universities as well. As one of the biggest countries in the world, you will have many choices when it comes to deciding where you want to study abroad.

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