Criminal Justice Program

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 28.9k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 28.9k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:7015 Duration:4 years

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Criminal justice is a broad field, encompassing everything from traditional work in local law enforcement, courts, and corrections to privately run non-profit intervention and prevention programs. Graduates from Fisher College’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program enter the workforce with a strong social science background that prepares them for traditio nal criminal justice careers, careers as crime analysts and policy analysts, and further education at the graduate level.

The program incorporates core foundational topics that provide an overview of the criminal justice system with advanced coursework in criminology, research and statistics, and ethics as well as a variety of interesting program electives and special topics courses. Students are exposed to the interdisciplinary nature of the field through courses such as Forensic Psychology and Psychology of the Criminal Mind, which illustrate the role of psychology in the criminal justice system; and cour ses such as Social Justice, Race, and Gender that illustrate the role of sociology in the criminal justice system.

First YearCredit HoursCJ101Introduction to Criminal Justice
3EN101English I3EN102English II3MA107/117College Algebra/ Finite Math†
3IS105Common Experience‡3CS101Computer Applications3LA107Criminal Law3CM105Public Speaking3SO105Introduction to Criminology3
Free Elective3
Total Credits30

Second YearCredit HoursCJ210Law Enforcement
3CJ215Principles of Investigations 
3CJ240Deviance and Social Control
3SO101Introduction to Sociology 
Introduction to Psychology
CJ201Corrections in America
Criminal Court Process
Basic Statistics 

Humanities Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credits30Third YearCredit HoursCJ316Criminal Justice Research Methods
3SO121Social Justice, Race, and Gender Issues in American Society3CJ317Criminal Justice Statistics3

Program Elective (2)*6
Natural Science Elective3
Global Awareness Elective3
Free Elective (3)
Total Credits30Fourth YearCredit HoursCJ410Ethics and the Criminal Justice System3CJ420Advanced Crime Theory and Policy3IS210
Professional Development for Internship‡1
Senior Seminar3CJ460
Program Elective3
Interdisciplinary Program Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Free Elective (3)
Total Credits30


A completed application form. We recommend that international students apply via the International Student Online Application.

A $50 application fee.

An official transcript sent directly from your secondary school. Photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts must be translated into English. If you are not able to provide an official, translated transcript, we recommend that you utilize the services of the Center for Educational Documentation (opens in new window), to provide Fisher College with appropriate documentation.

Official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent. Fisher accepts a variety of other language examinations, such as:

Paper-based TOEFL (PbT)

Computer-based TOEFL (CbT)

Internet-based TOEFL (IbT)

IELTS exam

Cambridge PET exam

The STEP Eiken exam (Japan)

The ESPT exam (Korea)

iTEP Academics: The International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) with a minimum score of Level 5 or higher. TheiTEP score is valid for two years.

The minimum TOEFL score required for direct acceptance is 61iBT. Students with lower scores may be conditionally accepted to Fisher, or be required to attend language development courses. Students take college-level courses at the discretion of their Academic Advisor. (The school code for Fisher College is 3391.)

A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of $49,000.00 U.S. Dollars in a cash account available for his or her use. If the bank account is not in the student's name, then a notarized letter of support should accompany the notarized bank statement from the holder of the account. Most consulates around the world require the applicant to prove that he or she is able to pay for his or her entire program of study.

Official college transcripts. If you intend to transfer from another college/university, you will need to forward official transcripts from that college as well as written course descriptions.

Transfer Release Form. International students transferring their I-20 from another college or language school must submit a transfer release form and a copy of their I-20 from the last college attended. All transfer students must be in good academic standing, must owe no money to their previous college, and must not have any judicial or criminal complaints against them.

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional information to determine admissions eligibility.

If you would like to inquire about specific accommodations upon enrollment, please contact the Student Accessibility Services.

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