Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

4 years
27,750 USD/year
Jan 2023
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / USA
Berkeley College, New York City, USA

Program description

Programs leading to degrees with emphases in particular facets of criminal justice. The Justice Studies - Criminal Justice degree programs at Berkeley College can give you a solid foundation in an area where you can make a difference, taught by instructors with years of substantial professional experience. You will learn via field trips and guest speakers from diverse fields of criminal justice as part of the career-focused program, which focuses on the skills that employers demand.

Bachelor's degree programs allow you to concentrate in a particular area of criminal justice to help you better prepare for your preferred career by enhancing your qualifications and helping to distinguish yourself in the job market. This can help you prepare for a variety of careers.

You can choose a concentration in:

  • Police Studies
  • Homeland Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Investigations and Security
  • Social Justice
  • Social Welfare

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Justice Studies
  • Computer Applications
  • First Year Experience
  • Writing and Research
  • Human Relations

Semester 2

  • Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Writing through Literature
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • Justice Studies Elective

Semester 3

  • Police and Society
  • Criminology
  • Statistics I
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Career Development

Semester 4

  • Criminal Law
  • Forensic Science
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Justice Studies Elective
  • Free Elective

Semester 5

  • The Confident Writer
  • Justice Studies Electives
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • Humanities Elective

Semester 6

  • Corrections, Probation, and Parole
  • Justice Studies Elective
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • English Elective
  • Mathematics/Science Elective

Semester 7

  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Justice Studies Elective
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Free Elective

Semester 8

  • Internship
  • Liberal Arts Electives
  • Free Elective


  • Police Administration and Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • Terrorism
  • Corporate Security Management
  • Private Security Management
  • Cyber Crime
  • White Collar Crime
  • Global Security
  • Special Topics in Justice Studies
  • Drugs and Drug Policy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Systems Security and Auditing
  • Immigration Law



  • Each semester $13,450
  • Academic year (two semesters) $26,900
  • Administrative fee per semester $400
  • Technology fee per semester $450
  • Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
  • Late registration fee $50 per instance
  • Graduation Fee $100
  • Tuition Deposit $300
  • International Application Processing Fee $100

Requirements for applicants

  • International application form;
  • 50 USD application fee;
  • Official secondary or post-secondary transcripts with proof of graduation accompanied by certified English translations;
  • Proof of graduation;
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL – 61 or IELTS – 5.5 or other English tests are acceptable or ESL certificate of appropriate level from approved ESL program 6);
  • Official document of financial support demonstrating a minimum of $39,000 (USD) in available funds

About the university

Berkeley College offers a distinctive college experience. We want to make every effort to enable you to realize your greatest potential. At its campuses in New York and New Jersey, as well as Berkeley College Online, more than 4,000 students (including more than 380 foreign students from 50 different countries) pursue their education.

Berkeley College also places a high premium on making it simple to accommodate a high-quality education into a busy lifestyle. Berkeley College's academic programs are created and frequently updated with input from industry advisory boards to make sure that students are taught the skills that companies of today are looking for.

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