• Program Overview

    Explore Our Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

    Stevenson University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed for working adults who want to pursue a career in improving the quality of justice through education, research, and public service. Professionals in Stevenson's Criminal Justice program will learn through a targeted mix of compelling online classes designed to prepare them for careers in education, research, or public service. 

    Students will learn how justice is administered locally, nationally, and globally in order to understand and confront the fundamental issues of criminal justice we face as professionals and involved citizens.

    The curriculum combines theory with practice, requiring courses in psychology, sociology, law, technology, and criminal justice. Designed for working professionals, this program is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

    Law Enforcement Administration Area of Focus (optional)

    Stevenson offers focused electives designed for practicing or aspiring criminal justice professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of law enforcement management and leadership. Through taking these optional courses, students will examine human resources dilemmas and integrate management theory and behavioral concepts as they relate to modern organizations. These courses emphasize analysis and synthesis of approaches to management within a criminal justice agency or organization.

    Careers for Criminal Justice Graduates

    • Lawyer
    • Police Officer
    • Forensic Investigator
    • Claims Adjuster
    • Counselor
    • Private Detective
    • Pretrial Officer

    Some of the Courses You Could Take

    • LAW 204 Constitutional Law 
    • LAW 215 Criminal Law 
    • LAW 322 Criminal Investigation
    • CJUS 275 Corrections
    • CJUS 280 Law Enforcement
    • CJUS 285 Criminology
    • CJUS 385 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
       
  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $360.00 $450.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,080.00 $1,350.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.