Online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree

Online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree

Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

Our program faculty members are industry experts who have been in the law enforcement, courts, government and other industry segments

100% Online

100% Online

All coursework for this program is offered online making it convenient for students to work and complete a degree


Why Choose Midway University’s 100% Online Criminal Justice Program?

The field of Criminal Justice is broad. From local law enforcement to federal level investigative bureaus, the need for trained and skilled professionals continues to grow. Midway University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice prepares learners to manage activities related to law enforcement, corrections and courts. This is a strong skills development and training program to prepare students to succeed at any level within the criminal justice system.

Our coursework places a strong emphasis on criminal investigations and understanding the entire criminal justice system from cause of criminal activity to the court processes and incarceration. Course subjects include correctional systems structure and processes; psychological, historical and societal issues of terrorism; interviewing and interrogation; forensic and abnormal psychology; courts and court procedures; and more. Each student will present a capstone project as the culmination of their learning during the program, applying the knowledge to specific criminal justice areas of interest.

There are many benefits to Midway students in the Criminal Justice program. Students will benefit from the experience of our faculty members’ extensive training within various criminal justice organizations and field work in this area. Faculty advisors within the program are available to help students develop their course schedule and electives can be used to help emphasis a student’s particular interest beyond the degree program courses. In addition students will have access to Midway University Career Readiness Service Center to find out about job opportunities within the industry and additional skills training and preparation.

The Criminal Justice program is offered 100% online or in the evening at our Lexington location.

Why Midway?

16:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face get in-person assistance even as an online student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. 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 admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:

What are my financial aid options?

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 for more details.

How much will it cost?

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees 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. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

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.

Specific admissions details are available for:

University credit can be earned for knowledge gained through prior work and learning experience depending upon the nature and scope of the experience. Students can earn up to 21 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree program based on assessment. Review the Credit for Prior Learning webpage or section in the catalog for more information.

What support services are available for online and evening students?

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at admissions@midway.edu.

A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your online Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree by completing 120 credit hours. Depending on credits transferred or credits earned through our Credit for Prior Learning program, that time could be a lot less.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements

34-40

Major Course Requirements

21
CRJ 101Intro to Criminal Justice3
CRJ 201Corrections3
CRJ 350Policing America3
CRJ 370Criminological Theory3
CRJ 410Courts/Court Procedure3
CRJ 496Criminal Justice Capstone3
CRJ 498Criminal Justice Research Practicum3

Choose six from the following courses below

18
CRJ 301Criminal Acts3
CRJ 305Criminal Procedure3
CRJ 310Criminal Organizations3
CRJ 315Psychological, Historical and Societal Issues of Terrorism3
CRJ 320Special Topics in Criminal Justice3
CRJ 405Police Ethics3
CRJ 420Criminal Investigation3
CRJ 495Internship in Criminal Justice3
CRJ 307Kinesic Interviewing3
PSY 320Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 350Forensic Psychology3

Electives

41-47

Total Credit Hours

120

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