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Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice


What will I learn?

Longwood's program is one of the few in the state of Virginia to combine course work in the theory of crime and practical experience in criminal justice. Explore deviant people and cultures, train on the latest technology, sharpen your reasoning skills and learn state -of -the -art investigative techniques in our small, engaging classes.

Career Path

Lead the way in this thriving field as a

Canine Officers / K9 Handler

Police Officer

Park Ranger


CIA/FBI Special Agent

Federal Air Marshal

Diplomatic Security Special Agent

Correctional Officer

Victim Witness Assistant

Latent/Finger Print Examiner

Forensic Examiner


Get a strong foundation in criminology and sociology while simultaneously emphasizing how academic knowledge can be applied in occupational settings. You’ll explore the agencies and the processes that encapsulate the United States Criminal Justice System; Law, Courts and Corrections.

Which department am I in?

Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,900.00 per year
Tuition fee: USD $11,950 per semester (12-18 Credit Hours)
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Ruffner 104,

Longwood University,



23909, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have Proof of successful completion of secondary education (e.g., secondary school transcripts, final exam scores, diploma) with certified English translations. Longwood recognizes the value of the International Baccalaureate diploma and will award transfer credit for IB exams.

Other English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 550 (paper).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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