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Criminal Justice

Overview of Programs

Criminal Justice majors participate in experiential-based practica and internships that bring classroom education to life. Program completers have the potential to work in all areas related to the criminal justice system, including probation, parole, law enforcement, court administration, corrections, juvenile justice, diversionary programs, and security management. Additionally, our programs provide an excellent pathway toward the study of law. Almost all of our classes are taught by faculty who, many have worked in the field, and all are experts in their field. All faculty members maintain an active research agenda and strive to create a learning environment grounded in criminological theory and research.


The B.S. in Criminal Justice program is delivered in a flexible online format that includes eight-start times of six-week long classes and six-start times of 8-week classes each academic year. When you're ready to get started, be sure to submit your application, registration, documents, and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.

Engaging Courses in the Program

program courses offered!

3 credit hours
CRJS 303 Juvenile Justice System
(3 hours credit) – Components of the juvenile justice system and the processing of the juvenile through the system; rights of the juvenile; criminological theories relevant to juvenile delinquency and criminal behaviors. This course provides competencies to meet the program outcome to allow students to demonstrate an understanding of learning the basic rights guaranteed to each individual by both state and federal constitutions and laws.
3 credit hours
CRJ 333 Drug Recognition for Law Enforcement
The course will provide the student with the basics of the most common controlled substances a law enforcement officer will encounter. The student will gain knowledge of classifications of, identification of, and effects of ‘street drugs’.
3 Credit Hours
CRJS 453 Capital Sentence
An examination of the problems and issues related to the death penalty in the United States, including the history of capital punishment, important Supreme Court decisions, how the various jurisdictions (state, federal and military) deal with the capital cases, the comparative costs of incarceration and execution, miscarriages of justice in capital cases and how the criminal justice responds to these issues.

100% Flexibility On Your Terms

Our completely online programs enable you to earn your degree without quitting your current job. All programs are designed for students of all ages, these programs help you complete a degree; expand upon your associate’s degree; or earn that bachelor’s degree you’ve been talking about for a while.

Start-to-Completion Support

Juggling a college education, a career and sometimes a family can be a monumental undertaking. We will guide you through each step from the admissions process, selecting your major (if necessary), assist you with course selection, answer your questions and keep you on your path toward earning your degree.