Saturday, 17 August 2019

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security

a)    The general University admission requirement for a Bachelor’s degree shall apply.
b)    To be eligible for admission, applicants shall satisfy the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the University statutes, which are at least a C+ grade aggregate in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.

Admission will be granted to diploma holders who have at least a Credit or its equivalent in Criminology or Police Science from institutions recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate. Diploma holders may qualify for Credit transfer to the programme as stipulated by University of Embu Statutes.

Duration of Study
Four (4) academic years

Expected learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
1.    Take up responsibilities in the dynamic security industry.
2.    Demonstrate leadership in the area of community policing
3.    Use the knowledge and skills acquired to take up entrepreneurial roles in the country and internationally
4.    Conduct research in criminology and security field.

Course requirements.
A total of 52 courses are required for graduation with a Bachelor of Criminology and Security Management (BHSM) which includes the attachment and project which is equivalent to four (4) courses.

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Courses/Unit Distribution Table

Year 1, Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

CCS 001

Communication Skills

45

CCS 010

HIV and AIDS

45

HSM 111

Introduction to Criminology

45

HSM 112

Introduction to Sociology

45

HSM 113

Introduction to Social Psychology

45

HSM 114

Introduction to Security Management

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Year 1, Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

CCS 009

Fundamentals of Development

45

HSM 121

Computer Applications

45

HSM 122

Indigenous and Modern Criminal Justice Systems

45

HSM 123

Correctional Systems

45

HSM 124

Research Methods

45

HSM 125

Introduction to Criminal Law

45

 

Total Credits

270

 

Year 2, Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 211

Identity, Crime and Justice

45

HSM 212

Domestic Violence

45

HSM 213

Deviance and Crime

45

HSM 214

Justice and Social Control

45

HSM 215

Gender, Crime, and Justice

45

HSM 216

Social Statistics

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 221

Crime Prevention and Community Safety

45

HSM 222

Substance Abuse

45

HSM 223

Organized Crime

45

HSM 224

Patterns and Measurement of Crime

45

HSM 225

Sociology of Law

45

HSM 226

The Law of Evidence

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Year 3, Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 311

Crime and Delinquency Theory

45

HSM 312

Program Evaluation

45

HSM 313

Institutional and Community Corrections

45

HSM 314

Geographic Information Systems

45

HSM 315

Political Sociology and Political Crime

45

HSM 316

Criminal Procedure and Practice

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Year 3, Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 321

Victimology

45

HSM 322

Forensic Science and Cyber Crime

45

HSM 323

Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice

45

HSM 324

Economics of Crime

45

HSM 325

Ethics and Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice

45

HSM 326

Critical Thinking and Crime Analysis

45

HSM 327

Internship

180

 

Total Hours

450

 

Year 4, Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 411

Contemporary Rehabilitation Approaches

45

HSM 412

Human Rights, Justice, and Governance

45

HSM 413

Community Policing

45

HSM 414

Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

45

HSM 415

Crime and Conflict Management

45

HSM 416

Peace and Dispute Resolution

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Year 4, Semester 2

Course Code

Course Title

Hours

HSM 421

Correctional Counseling

45

HSM 422

Environmental Criminology

45

HSM 423

International Crime Control and Prevention

45

HSM 424

Crime, Media and International Issues in Criminal

Justice

45

HSM 425

Criminal Justice Policy

45

HSM 426

Disaster Management

45

 

Total Hours

270

 

Requirements for graduation

A total of 52 Courses are required for graduation with BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT (BHSM). Grades from industrial attachments/Internship will only serve as graduation requirements but will not be used in the calculation of the final grade.

 Classification of Degrees
                        
At graduation, students’ overall performance will be classified as follows:
A         First Class Honours
B         Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
C         Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
D        Pass