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BSc. Criminology & Criminal Justice

About the Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice at The University of the West Indies, Five Islands Campus provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of crime, criminal behaviour, and the criminal justice system. This 3-year, 90-credit programme prepares students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, social services, victim advocacy, and other fields related to crime and justice.Place content here...


Entry Requirements

Five (5) GCE O’ Levels Grades A, B or C, or CXC General Proficiency Level 1 or 2 pre-1998 and General Proficiency Level 3 after June 1998, subject passes including Mathematics and English A

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Criminology
  • Police and Society
  • Sociology of Penal Practice
  • Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
  • Drugs and Society

Students will also take interdisciplinary elective courses from sociology, political science, psychology, and social work, allowing them to specialize in areas such as violence, public policy, abnormal psychology, and more.

Programme Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on sociology, political science, psychology, and social work
  • Access to online databases and criminology journals
  • Opportunities for internships at criminal justice agencies
  • Student organizations related to criminology 
  • Pathway to graduate studies (M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.) in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Graduates will be prepared for careers as police officers, probation/parole officers, criminal investigators, social workers, victim advocates, policy analysts and more. They can also pursue advanced studies.

Apply today for this exceptional programme that combines theory and real-world applications to address crime and justice issues in the Caribbean region!



Course of Study