University of Bridgeport logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1400pts.

    Description

    The College of Public and International Affairs B.A. in Criminal Justice and Human Security degree allows students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice to develop expertise in the international dimensions of public safety. Students in the degree may choose from one of three areas of concentration:

    • Human Security
    • Comparative Justice
    • Criminology

    The degree requires two years of college-level study of a foreign language or demonstrated working competency in a foreign language. In addition to Spanish and French, students have the option of choosing from Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

    Interested students also have the option of earning a Masters degree in Business Administration or in Global Development and Peace by completing a fifth year of study beyond the normal years.

    UB Criminal Justice track students are also encouraged to take courses in Martial Arts.

    Internships with law enforcement agencies are also available.

    Purpose and Objectives

    The B.A. in Criminal Justice & Human Security has the following objectives:

    • To introduce the essential elements of criminal justice and provide the academic preparation needed for careers related to criminal justice, crime prevention, and law enforcement in an increasingly global society.
    • To introduce the concept of Human Security, its emergence and implication, and to explore its impact on domestic and international security.
    • To develop a cadre of security professional who demonstrate the language skills and intercultural understanding required for effective law enforcement in today’s globalized society.
    • To explore the role played in criminal behavior by socioeconomic inequities and societal injustice, resulting from domestic and non-domestic events.
    • To explore implications of non-state actors for international crime and justice, in such areas as norm creation, deviance, terrorism, and crime prevention.
    • To identify the role played by religious, ideological, and cultural views; ethnic and tribal identities; and inequality of power and privilege in rationalizing criminal behavior.
    • To develop an integrated Criminal Justice and Human Security program that draws upon existing programs in sociology, political economy, martial arts studies, mass communication, and world religions.
    • To prepare students for admission to graduate study in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs and for careers in domestic and international security
    • To prepare students with the analytical and research skills necessary for a career or further education in the fields of Criminal Justice and Human Security.

    The B.A. in Criminal Justice & Human Security has the following learning outcomes:

    • Students will demonstrate the progressive acquisition of the oral, written critical thinking skills needed to succeed in graduate level study as well as the required skills for careers in domestic and international security
    • Students will be able to identify the essential elements of criminal justice.
    • Students will be able to articulate the importance of Human Security and explore its impact on domestic and international security.
    • Students will demonstrate the language skills and intercultural understanding required for effective law enforcement in today’s globalized society.
    • Students will be able to describe the role played by religious, ideological, and cultural views; ethnic and tribal identities; and economic status in rationalizing criminal behavior.
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role played in criminal behavior by socioeconomic inequities and societal injustice, resulting from domestic and non-domestic events.
    • Students will be able to comment on the role played by non-state actors in areas such as the identification of norms, the acceptability of violence and terrorism in promoting policy changes and in preventing crime.

    * Note for all College of Public and International Affairs majors, a portfolio is collected to track progress in programmatic outcomes

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (EEA)
    • USD 30965 Year (National)
    Start date September 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The Criminal Justice and Human Security program requires 39 semester credit hours including 18 credit hours in the program core, 15 credit hours in one of the concentrations, and an additional 6 credit hours in a diversity requirement (one course from each of the other two concentrations). The program will require students to show modern language competency in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, French or Spanish through the intermediate level (four semesters). Students are required to complete 120 credit hours to graduate.

    Program Core Courses (required)

    • SOC/CJHS 118 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CJHS 218 Human Security
    • SOC/CJHS 315 Criminology
    • SOSC 300 Research Methods
    • CJHS 395 Senior Thesis1
    • CJHS 398 Internship

    Human Security Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

    • PSCI 207 World Politics
    • PSCI/CJHS 215 International Human Rights
    • PSCI/CJHS 371 Terrorism
    • SOC 355 Globalization
    • WREL 375 Religion and Genocide
    • GLDP 422 International Conflict and Negotiation

    Comparative Justice Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

    • PSCI 101 American Government
    • CJHS 118 Intro to Crim Justice
    • PSCI/CJHS 233 Intro to US Legal System
    • CJHS 343 Constitutional Law
    • CJHS 345 Comparative Criminal Law
    • CJHS 372 Transnational Crime

    Criminology Concentration (5 required out of these 6)

    • SOC/CJHS 270 Sociology of Deviance
    • SOC 310 Race, Class and Gender
    • SOC/CJHS 311 Juvenile Delinquency
    • SOC 355 Globalization
    • CJHS 271 Law Enforcement and Society
    • CJHS 312 Victimology

    Internships can be arranged through the Chair of Criminal Justice and Human Security or through the Office of the Dean of the College of Public and International Affairs. Please contact the office of the Dean at 203-576-4966 or through ext. 4966 if your are on campus.
    1Subject to approval of the Department Chair, a student may choose an additional CJHS elective in lieu of the thesis.

    Careers in Criminal Justice and Human Security

    The program will define the emergence and implications of human security and explore its impact on both domestic and international levels. You will become part of a cadre of security professionals who demonstrate the language skills and intercultural understanding required for effective law enforcement in today’s globalized society. You will also be prepared for admission to graduate study in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs and for careers in domestic and international security. Career tracks:

    • ATF Agent
    • CIA Agent
    • Coast Guard Officer
    • Corrections Officer
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • Criminologist
    • Customs Agent
    • DEA Agent
    • FBI Agent
    • INS Agent
    • Police Officer
    • Probation Officer
    • Secret Service
    • Sheriff
    • U.S. Marshall

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    program_requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    Similar programs:
    Rutgers University-Camden logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
    • International students: $ 28k / Year
    • Ranking:
    • 1533 StudyQA
      Northeastern University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • International students: $ 62.9k / / Year (National)
        Rutgers University-Camden logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 13.7k / Year
        • International students: $ 28k / Year
        • Ranking:
        • 1094 StudyQA
          See all of the 28 similar programs