Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in General Studies: Criminal Justice Specialization
Required Credits: 128
This degree completion, general studies program in Criminal Justice is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor's degree programs with greater core course requirements.
This specialization provides graduates with opportunities to work in the broad field of law enforcement. This includes policing, corrections, paralegal, public administration, security, criminology, private investigation, and insurance investigation. The curriculum has been developed by law enforcement professionals with both practical and academic expertise, and it offers a solid background in criminal justice laws and theories.
In order to earn this Bachelor’s Degree students must complete 128 semester-hours credit, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph’s College. 18 semester-hours credit in the bachelor’s Degree Specialization area must be earned through Saint Joseph’s College.
Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location.
Courses include examination of criminal justice from a sociological and legal perspective.
No on-campus residency requirement. Optional two-week summer sessions at lakeside campus allow you to accelerate your degree.
Courses blend content with prior or current professional experience, allowing for immediate application in the work setting.
Faculty with practical experience in law enforcement and criminal justice work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
You may apply for and be granted admission status at any time during the year, regardless of program choice.
For undergraduate programs, all applicants must be graduates of an accredited public or private high school must have passed a GED examination or provide proof of completion of a GED equivalent or must have completed a state-approved high school diploma through home schooling.
Students must have completed high school with an average grade of "C" or better, have a standard 2.0 or better for GED students or show college credit with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for admission to an undergraduate degree program. Students who do not meet the cumulative grade point standard may be conditionally accepted and required to take specific introductory course work and complete it with a grade of 2.0 or better, prior to consideration of formal acceptance.
The Criminal Justice specialization can also be earned as an Associate of Science Degree, since both the bachelor's and associate degree programs share the same core courses. Student enrolled in the online Associates degree must earn 66 semester-hours credit, 25% of which must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. 18 semester-hours credit in the Associates' Degree major must be earned through Saint Joseph's College.