Online B.S. in Criminal Justice

This degree completion program is designed for students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better, or individuals who have completed an associate degree at the community college level. Prior transcripts are evaluated to determine academic status in relation to satisfying degree program requirements, including both general education courses equivalent to the Indiana University East core curriculum and all required prerequisites.

The following is a sample two-year plan for the degree.
Your actual program sequence will depend on the semester that you choose to begin the program.

Completion Requirements (60 cr) | Online Criminal Justice Degree

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, with at least 18 in the major.

Semester 1 (Fall)

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • CJUS-P370 Criminal Law
  • CJUS-P302 Courts and Criminal Justice
  • CJUS-P295 Criminal Justice Data, Methods and Research
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Criminal Justice Elective

Semester 3 (Fall)

  • CJUS-K300 Techniques of Data Analysis
  • CJUS-P411 Criminal Justice Management
  • POLS-Y304 Constitutional Law (recommended) or Elective
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Diversity course (see advisor for approved list)

Senior Semester 2 (Spring)

  • CJUS-P470 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • POLS-Y305 Constitutional Rights and Liberties (recommended) or Elective (300/400 level)
  • Criminal Justice Elective
  • Elective

Writing Requirement

A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG-W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement

No course with a grade below 2.0 ( C ) will be accepted in the major/concentration area.

A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours

For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.

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