The current academic programs of the Department consist of undergraduate program, Master’s program, and Ph.D. program. The curriculum is composed of four major fields, including criminology, correction, behavioral science, and law.
The Department offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Law degree in Crime Prevention and Corrections. Students should complete a minimum of 130 credits, of which 90 (including 37 general courses and 53 required courses) are required courses. Students should also take at least 32 elective credits based on their interests from all the courses offered by the Department.
The graduate programs offer courses toward the Master’s Degree in Law and Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice. The M. A. program requires a thesis in addition to a minimum of 24 credits of course work, including four required courses – research Methodology, Criminological Theories, Research on Criminal Justice System, and Corrections. The candidate must have passed qualifying examinations on specialist field and language before submitting the thesis, which requires an oral defense. Completion of this program takes about two to three years.
To obtain a Ph.D. degree, the candidate must have completed a minimum of 28 credits of course work, including 12 required credits and 16 elective credits. The candidate must also have passed the qualifying and preliminary examinations, fulfilled an oral proposal defense of dissertation, and completed a dissertation, which requires an oral defense. Completion of Ph.D. program takes between five to seven years.