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A Criminal Justice degree from MidwayU gives you the skills you need for a career in law enforcement, corrections, and the courts.

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120 Credit Hours
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Campus or Online
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The Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice degree introduces students to the major disciplines in the field. Students will be introduced to law enforcement, courts, corrections, and contemporary challenges in criminal justice with discussion of the ethical standards expected of professionals in this field of study.

Our instructors have spent years working with various criminal justice organizations and are committed to helping you realize your full potential. Under their guidance, you will study correctional systems structure and processes, issues surrounding terrorism, criminal investigation skills, interviewing and interrogation, forensic, social and abnormal psychology, the courts and court procedures, and much more.

With the guidance of a dedicated advisor, you will identify and develop expertise in your areas of interest in criminal justice, which you will present in your capstone project.

Program Highlights

Students can select a major or minor in the Criminal Justice program.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030. The continued desire for public safety is expected to lead to new openings for officers, although demand may vary by location.

There are many opportunities for criminal justice majors in government, private organizations, higher education, and even non-profits. Some careers include:

  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Detective
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Faculty/Instructor at College or University
  • Lawyer
  • Police Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

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We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

Depending on your student type, there are different steps needed to get you ready to begin classes. Visit our Next Steps page to find your path, or contact admissions at

Traditional students may declare a major that is only offered online following the guidelines of the online major policy in the academic catalog.

Student Testimonial

"All of my professors and the other faculty at Midway have been so helpful and understanding throughout my 4 years here. I have felt that my professors have actually cared about me and wanted to see me succeed. The support I received from all of the faculty and staff has helped me achieve my goals."

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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