The University of Liberia (UL) will start its Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminology program in the first semester of academic year 2021/2022. The program was developed by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and was approved by both the Academic Coordination Committee (ACC) and the Faculty Senate of the University on April 28, 2021 and May 13, 2021 respectively. The UL is the first university to offer this program in Liberia.
In presenting the program to the Academic Coordination Committee and the Faculty Senate for approval, Dr. Foeday explained that the program is a four-year, 127-credit-hour program that will be appropriate for a student interested in a graduate study or in seeking a career in criminology or criminal justice, social welfare administration, social work, counseling, law, law enforcement, corrections, or crime prevention. The program, he explained, will introduce students to the scientific study of crime and delinquency in society, with main focus on Liberia. Students, he explained further, will gain a comprehensive understanding of crime-related issues and topics, as well as the Liberian criminal justice system.