Criminal Justice

The 4-year Criminal Justice major will prepare you for the profession or help you advance if you're already in it.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Criminal Justice


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :

4 Years (Direct Route)

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree (major)


Pathways Available

International Year One


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Degree Overview

Criminal Justice is a challenging, exciting, rewarding career—it requires fast thinking and often independent problem solving from one situation to another. The critical and creative thinking of Criminal Justice personnel is constantly being put to the test: from the police officer improvising to de-escalate a confrontation to the public defender who has to develop the best argument to defend their client or the rehabilitation worker who must motivate youth away from substance use/abuse. The 4-year Criminal Justice major will prepare you for the profession or help you advance if you’re already in it.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources. 

Why Study this Degree

The greatest strength of the criminal justice program at Mercy University is the academic and professional diversity of the faculty, which includes attorneys, law enforcement officers, homeland security specialists and other professionals who have hands-on experience in the criminal justice system in the metropolitan area.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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