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Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

  • ID:ML010032
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • Application Fee:$60.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,618.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,104.50
  • OtherFee/Year:$570.00
  • Application Fee:$60.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,618.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$4,104.50
  • OtherFee/Year:$570.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12
  • The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2
    • Had an average GPA of 3.59 and an average combined Evidence Based Reading and Math SAT score of 1239 (ACT equivalent 26)

English requirements

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version of the test, 213 on the computer-based version or a 79-80 on the internet-based version. IELTS minimum score: 6.5.
  • Freshman applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.

Course Information

UMass Lowell offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology that will prepare our students for successful, exciting careers in the field of criminal justice.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a strong concentration in professional courses while simultaneously assuring the student a traditional, well-rounded liberal arts education.

To provide education on the many key areas of the criminal justice system, we offer five degree concentrations:

  • Police 
  • Corrections 
  • Violence 
  • Crime & Mental Health
  • Homeland Security 

We provide students with coursework in the following substantive areas: 

  • Criminal justice and juvenile justice processes (law, crime and administration of justice) 
  • Criminology (the causes of crime and typologies) 
  • Law enforcement (police organization, discretion, subculture and legal constraints) 
  • Law adjudication (criminal law, prosecution, defense and court procedures, and decision-making) 
  • Corrections (incarceration, community-based corrections and treatment of offenders) 
  • Crime prevention (social, community, situational interventions and public policy) 
  • Research and evaluation (principles of social science research and policy evaluation) 
  • Technology and crime analysis

Upper level students will take a three or six credit Practicum/Field Placement to assess their interest and apply their classroom knowledge in an area of criminal justice. Like other academic fields, our school does not offer courses nor award credit for vocational training courses designed for specific job preparation or advanced job training. These courses are characterized by training for specific job skills rather than education involving conceptual learning. 

In addition, students majoring in criminal justice will fulfill a professional skills requirement. This consists of either attaining intermediate proficiency in a foreign language, or completing four courses in computers and statistics. In the event that a student chooses a foreign language skill, the school recommends Arabic or Spanish. A strength of our school is its emphasis on students developing applied skills in areas such as information technology and data analysis.

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