BS Criminology






8 Semesters (4 years)


Eligibility Criteria

lntermediate with minimum 45% marks or equivalent

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The BS (4-Year) Programme in Criminology has been designed to disseminate a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge needed to understand crime, criminal behavior and criminality. The major objective of this program is to provide the students with hands-on-training in the specialized fields of criminology such as forensic criminology, criminal and juvenile justice systems, criminal investigation, geographic crime analysis, crime mapping and security related issues through its extensive internship program. Special focus has been given on developing research skills. Students are required to carry out research project/thesis to uncover the major issues related to the field of criminology.


The graduates of the BS Criminology will be able to:

  • Conduct criminological research on crimes, crime causation, victims and offenders to include deviant behavior
  • Internalize the concepts of human rights and victim welfare
  • Demonstrate competence and broad understanding in law enforcement administration, public safety and criminal justice
  • Utilize criminalistics or forensic science in the investigation and detection of crime
  • Apply the principles and jurisprudence of criminal law, evidence and criminal procedure
  • Ensure rehabilitation, welfare, development and re-integration of offenders in the community.


This program is developed to provide the young graduates with job oriented skills to augment employability in particular and producing young professionals to re-shape the policies to prevent crime in Pakistan in general. The BS Criminology degree prepares students for professional careers in the following areas:

  • Work in law enforcement agencies
  • Private Investigator
  • Prison officer
  • Criminal psychologist
  • Criminal profiler
  • Probation officer
  • Social worker
  • Consultant
  • Detective

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-101 Islamic Studies-I 2(2-0)
ENG-101 English I 3(3-0)
MATH-101 Mathematics 3(3-0)
CS-101 Introduction to Information & Communication Technologies 3(2-1)
CRI-111 Introduction to Criminology 3(3-0)
LLB-115 Introduction to Law 3 (3-0)
ISL-103 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation I 1(1-0)
  Total Credit Hours 18

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
ENG-102 English II 3(3-0)
ECO-203 Economics 3(3-0)
LLB-124 Legal System of Pakistan 3(3-0)
IR-101 International Relations 3(3-0)
CRI-112 Sociology of Deviance 3(3-0)
ISL-104 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation II 1(1-0)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-201 English III 3(3-0)
PSY-202 Social Psychology 3(3-0)
CRI-201- Social Problems of Pakistan 3(3-0)
CRI-202 Media Studies 3(3-0)
CRI-203 Theoretical Perspectives on Crime and Criminals 3(3-0)
ISL-201 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation III 1(1-0)
  Credit Hours 16

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-202 English III 3(3-0)
GEN-201 Sociology 3(3-0)
CRI-204 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Development 3(3-0)
CRI-205 Juvenile Delinquency Criminal Psychology 3(3-0)
CRI-206 Islamic Perspective on Crime and Punishment 3(3-0)
ISL-202 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation IV 1(1-0)
  Credit Hours 16


Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
STAT-301 Statistics 3(3-0)
CRI-301 Applied Criminology 3(3-0)
CRI-302 Criminal Justice System 3(3-0)
CRI-303 Penology 3(3-0)
CRI-304 Crime and Security 3(3-0)
CRI-305 Correctional Institutions 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEN-310 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
CRI-306 Patterns of Crime 3(3-0)
CRI-307 Forensic Criminology 3(2-1)
CRI-308 Police and Policing 3(2-1)
CRI-309 Victimology 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 15

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
CRI-401 Procedures of Evidence in Criminal Law 3(2-1)
CRI-402 Organized Crime and Money Laundering 3(3-0)
CRI-403 Peace and Conflict Resolution 3(3-0)
Mass Media and Crime Or Cyber Crime 3(3-0)
INT-401 Internship 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 15


Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEN-410 Research Project 6(0-6)
CRI-406 Community Justice and Crime Prevention 3(2-1)
CRI-407 Methods of Criminal Investigation 3(3-0)
Drug Abuse and related Crimes Or Human Rights 3(3-0)
Women and Crime Or Violence and Terrorism 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
  Grand Total 134