KCSE Grade Required To Pursue Criminology and Forensic Science in Kenya

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Criminology, Security and forensic course can be pursued at diploma or degree levels. As you know, this is one of the best courses in Kenya and in the world at large. The requirement is KCSE level for diploma and degree courses while those planning to pursue Masters in the same program are required to possess second upper and above in undergraduate.

There are many universities and colleges which offer this course. At Kenya institute of Security and criminal justice, the minimum requirement for pursuing a professional course in forensic science and criminology is as follows:

KENYA INSTITUTE OF SECURITY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Diploma in Criminology

Introduction
This is a one year course aimed at equipping law enforcement personnel with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitude in effective crime management.

Requirements
C in KCSE or relevant Certificate

Study Mode

  • Saturday classes
  • Distance learning Mode [DLM]

Duration
1 year

Cost
90, 000 KES tution
1,500 KES Admission

The UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI offers Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and here are admission requirements

Admission Requirements
The Faculty of Arts has four degree options. Among them is Option Two:          One Major (Specialization).  Subject to the Faculty of Arts B.A. degree registration requirements (Rule 5 and 6), students specializing in CSJ degree programme must register for a minimum of 28 course units including Core and Elective units. The courses offered shall be taken as follows:

First Year                               –               12

Second Year                           –               10

Third Year                               –                9

Fourth Year                             –                9

CUCs                                      –                4

Total                                        =              44

 

The specialization (Option Two: One Major (Specialization) will begin in Level Two to provide enough time for the required course units. In addition, the core course units are mandatory for the specializing students.

 

If you are planning to join parallel programs, you are required to score C+ and above in KCSE.

The cluster points to pursue Criminology and Criminal justice degree course for regular program at various universities is as follows

2017/2018 Declared Similar Programmes
S/ No. Institution Prog. Code Programmes / Courses 2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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1 MSU   1229136 BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY, WITH IT)     38.092   39.594   37.067
2 MMUST   1082136 BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY     35.485   35.321   34.630
3 C.U.   1105136 BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY & SECURITY STUDIES)     35.489   35.214   33.980
4 KSU   1087136 BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES)     36.511   36.035   33.762
5 MMU   1165136 BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY)     34.690   34.020   32.926
6 LU   1176136 BACHELOR OF ARTS (CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES)     33.037   33.791   31.717
7 KARU   1244136 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY     33.497   33.493   30.867
8 KBBU   1108136 BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY     32.716   30.266   25.000
9 KAFUCO   1470136 BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY     23.000    
10 ANU   1078136 BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY     30.352    
11 MKU   1279672 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SECURITY STUDIES AND CRIMINOLOGY     29.294    
12 USIU   1058136 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE     32.477  

 

At Egerton University, these are the admission requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Security Studies) Specialization options: (i) Rehabilitation & Probation Services

(ii) Security & Disaster Management (iii) Criminal and Forensic Investigation

Minimum Requirements: (i) K.C.S.E C+ (Plus) and C+ in English/Kiswahili (ii) Diploma in Criminology or Police Science with at least Credit or equivalent

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