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Criminal Justice Online


The Criminal Justice program has two degree options. Students can choose a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Students in the Bachelor of Science program take science and math courses in addition to the required University Studies degree requirements. Students in the Bachelor of Arts program take foreign language courses in addition to the required University Studies degree requirements.

Download the Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice Planner

Download the Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice Planner

Students in either Criminal Justice program must complete University Studies Program (general education) and core course requirements. Students with transfer credits may have some of the requirements waived due to transfer credit.

Previous credits and prior work experience may count for some requirements. Contact the program advisor for a credit transfer estimate!

Bachelor of Science University Studies Program Requirements

  • Quest I (for students who transfer 0-15 credits)
  • Quest II (for students who transfer 0-15 credits)
  • Quest III (for students who transfer 0-15 credits)
  • Transition Year Experience (for students who transfer 16–59 credits)
  • Quest Writing (3 credits)
  • Quest Speaking (3 credits)
  • Math (3 credits)
  • Laboratory Science (8 credits)
  • Culture Electives (9 credits)
  • Society Electives (9 credits)
  • Advanced Writing (3 credits)

Criminal Justice Major Course Sequence

Full-time and part-time students have the same course options. Two or three courses are offered during each session. For a detailed schedule description, contact the program director, Dr. Victoria Beck, at

Course Block 1 • fall first 7-week session

  • CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice Process
  • CJ 270 Introduction to Criminal Law

Course Block 2 • fall second 7-week session

  • CJ 212 Management of CJ Organizations or PA 221 Introduction to Public Administration
  • CJ 218 Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 244 Correctional Process

Course Block 3 • winter interim

  • CJ 288 Police in Modern Society
  • CJ Elective

Course Block 4 • spring 14-week session

  • CJ 281 Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research
  • CJ 343 Quantitative Research Design

Course Block 4 • spring first 7-week session

  • CJ Elective

Course Block 5 • spring second 7-week session

  • CJ 351 Theories of Crime

Course Block 6 • spring interim

  • CJ Elective
  • CJ Elective

Course Block 7 • summer first 4-week session

  • CJ Elective
  • CJ 358 Major Issues in Criminal Justice


Kaye Krueger
(920) 424-1363