Online B.S. in Criminal Justice

Become a leader in public safety.

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Get a Degree That’s as Versatile as Your future.

Prepare for a career in law enforcement, corrections, private security and more—and do it from anywhere in the world.

Our nationally recognized faculty will help you develop a deep understanding of crime and correctional processes, as well as how these relate to individuals and society as a whole. You’ll also study topics like criminal law, the judicial system, and historical and contemporary issues in criminal justice.

Take your passion for protecting people a step further with our applied learning opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with local and federal agencies, as well as learn from organizations like the Crime Gun Intelligence Center, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, Midwest Criminal Justice Institute and more.

120 Credit Hours

$249.84 per credit hour

*Does not include college and department fees, as these vary based on major and credits enrolled. The tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

100% Online Program

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Transfer your credits from accredited institutions to finish faster.

8-Week Courses

$66,020

Average Police Officer Salary

$59,380

Average Private Investigator Salary

$67,687

Average Crime Scene Investigator Salary

$83,640

Average Detective Salary

$60,250

Average Correctional Treatment Specialist Salary

Salary information gathered from Bureau of Labor Statistics and Glassdoor.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Andra J Bannister

Dr. Andra J. (Katz) Bannister is Director of the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) at Wichita State University where she also serves as the Director and Professor of the School of Criminal Justice. She has conducted research in Europe and Asia, and has provided training on computer crime and community policing to the Royal Thai Police. Bannister has been elected Counselor to the Police section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year by the Wichita Crime Commission. She also offered the first Community Policing and Counterterrorism Courses in the country a mere two months after the 9/11 attacks.

Individualized Admissions Path

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Financial Aid-Eligible

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Curriculum

In order to earn a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, students must complete 120 credit hours:

  • Complete WSU General Education requirements
  • BSCJ Major Curriculum Courses – 30 credit hours
  • BSCJ Elective Courses – 9 credit hours
  • English 210 – 3 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Proficiency (credits may vary)

BSCJ online program students may qualify to receive academic credit for completing Law Enforcement Academy Training or Detention Deputy Training, request more information from your CJ Online Academic Advisor.

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