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The Criminal Justice Program is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in the fields of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. This course complements the strong liberal arts foundation with which many students enter the program.Courses fall under one of the following categories:

  • Corrections
  • Police Administration
  • Law, Race, and Ethics
  • Social Research
  • Investigations and Evidence
  • Crime Prevention
  • Constitutional Rights

The program is taught by qualified practitioners in the field of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies in Belize, who bring both academic and practical knowledge to the classroom. Students completing the degree in Criminal Justice are trained for careers in law enforcement, investigation, corrections, and prosecutions.

The Criminal Justice Program provides students with an introduction into the field of Criminal Justice. Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of society and governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.

Galen University believes that using a Restorative Justice approach and promoting active learning, will prepare and develop students intellectually and ethically to help handle the rehabilitation of offenders. The University’s Criminal Justice program focuses on situations which allow students to keenly appreciate the complexities of crime, as well as the public and private efforts used to find solutions for justice and safer communities.


The Criminal Justice degree program provides students with a broad-based understanding of the criminal justice system, why crime occurs and how best to respond to crime on both a societal and individual level. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the perspectives of victims, offenders, front-line professionals, administrators, the community and others who come into contact with the criminal justice system.


In the first year, students participate in a social science you wish to see foundation year. Students then focus on specialized criminal justice courses in your second to fourth years of study. Students in the world are afforded an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills critical to a variety of fast-paced, ever-changing settings within the criminal justice system. Students gain a fundamental understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches developed in relation to crime, victimization, criminalization, criminal justice and penal practice. Course will include in-depth study of the nature and causes of crime, processes for managing crime, deviance and victimization, mental health and addictions, community safety, rehabilitation, recidivism and progressive reforms, restorative justice, and alternatives to incarceration.

We offer a variety of affordable financial aid programs, including a 7% to 9% low-interest bearing package, an installment payment plan, scholarships and a professional work study program. To learn more about Galen University’s cash up-front tuition payment offer, and other options, please contact financialaid@galen.edu.bz or call +501.824.3226. Let us help you match your needs to an affordable plan.  

Students can enter our four-year Bachelor program directly from high school with a GPA of 2.50. Junior College majors in any business program can also transition smoothly into this curriculum. Relevant courses are accepted from all ATLIB institutions.

For more or any other information, contact admissions@galen.edu.bz, including the scheduling of a no-obligation campus visit to meet some of our professors and students.