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Crime and Justice Studies Online

Crime and Justice Studies Online

Complete your degree in Crime and Justice Studies

The UMass Dartmouth online bachelor’s degree program in Crime and Justice Studies focuses on the social and ethical considerations unique to the field of crime and justice.

Transferring to UMassD

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution.

The UMass Dartmouth Crime and Justice degree completion program requires students to complete 120 credits. The program includes hands-on work experience through an internship.

Required courses

Students must complete the following required courses:

  • Introduction to Crime and Justice Studies
  • Justice and Society
  • Criminological Theory
  • Contemporary Topics in Justice

Additionally, students complete Crime and Justice Studies electives, upper-level electives from at least 2 different disciplines, and an internship.

Sample course offerings

Examples of courses offered in the Crime and Justice Studies program include (course offerings subject to change):

  • Women, Crime and the Law
  • Racism, Crime & Justice
  • Abolitionism
  • Politics of Policing
  • The War on Drugs
  • Men & Masculinities
  • White Collar Crime

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Student Success

Career opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or furthering their education in fields such as:

  • Public Service
  • Government
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Policy
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UMassD advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned.

  • UMassD rated #4 in Massachusetts for online bachelor’s programs, #6 in New England, and #70 nationwide, by U.S. News & World Report
  • UMassD online bachelor’s degree program ranked #7 in the nation by College Choice for most affordable online colleges
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Military friendly, with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

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Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates. The majority of our online courses are taught asynchronously.

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