BSC Criminology


A Bachelor of Science in Criminology (BSc Criminology) is an undergraduate degree program that focuses on the scientific study of crime, criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and the various factors that contribute to criminal activity. The program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of criminological theories, research methodologies, and the practical aspects of crime prevention and criminal justice.

  1. Duration: Typically a three-year program, divided into six semesters. The duration may vary depending on the university or college offering the degree.

  2. Curriculum: The BSc Criminology curriculum includes a mix of core criminology subjects, criminal justice courses, research methods, and electives.

  3. Specializations: Some BSc Criminology programs offer elective courses, allowing students to specialize in specific areas such as cybercrime, white-collar crime, terrorism, crime prevention strategies, criminal psychology, and comparative criminology.

BSC Criminology Syllabus

Semester I

Introduction to Criminology, Foundations of Criminal Justice, Introduction to Psychology, Sociology of Crime and Deviance, English Composition, Introduction to Criminal Law.

Semester II

Research Methods in Criminology, Criminal Justice System, Forensic Science, Juvenile Delinquency, Constitutional Law, Victimology.

Semester III

Criminological Theories, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Procedure, Quantitative Methods in Criminology, Cybercrime and Digital Forensics, Elective Course I (e.g., White-Collar Crime, Comparative Criminology, etc.).

Semester IV

Policing and Law Enforcement, Criminal Evidence and Courtroom Procedures, Criminal Justice Ethics, Qualitative Methods in Criminology, Criminal Profiling, Elective Course II (e.g., Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Crime Prevention Strategies, etc.).

Semester V

Penology and Corrections, Criminal Rehabilitation and Reintegration, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Criminal Psychology, Elective Course III (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Summer Internship/Training.

Semester VI

Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Globalization and Transnational Crimes, Crime and Media, Research Project/Dissertation, Elective Course IV (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Final Presentation and Viva Voce.

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