Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Courses

The 120-credit online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Anna Maria College consists of 40 courses, 15 of which are included in the major. It is delivered in a flexible, 100% online format and designed to be completed in two to four years.

As a student, you'll study topics like constitutional law, criminology, American policing, justice systems, criminal law and corrections to prepare for a successful career in criminal justice, the court system or law enforcement. You can also complete an optional internship in your local community to gain valuable field experience and apply what you learn in real-world contexts.

In addition to criminal justice coursework, some general education courses are required, many of which may be transferred in from previous academic experience. Contact a program manager for complete details.

Anna Maria offers a 5th Year Option that allows students in the bachelor's program to take up to three master's level courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. This course of study allows you to earn your M.S. in Criminal Justice degree at a lower cost.

Program Outcomes

When you finish your online bachelor's in criminal justice, you'll be able to:

  • Identify and analyze a broad range of criminal justice concepts including the structure and operation of the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate oral, written and technological communication skills consistent with standards in the field.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems and situations and assess their ethical and moral implications.
  • Demonstrate oral, written and technological communication skills consistent with standards in the field.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills that embody a commitment to diversity, social justice and civic responsibility.
  • Analyze the larger context in which the criminal justice system exists and the implications of its being so closely tied to social, practical, global and economic forces.

Major Core Courses
 

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SOC 201/BLP 110/JSS 101Must Choose ONE:
  • SOC201
  • BLP110
  • JSS101
3
CRJ 210Researching the Social World3
BUS 250Foundations of Probability and Statistics3
CRJ 101Foundations in Criminal Justice3
CRJ 210Constitutional Law3
CRJ 212Criminal Law3
CRJ 220Criminology3
CRJ 250Policing in America3
CRJ 260Corrections3
Criminal Justice Electives5 CJ Elective Courses:
  • Select TWO criminal justice electives (any level)
  • Select THREE upper-level criminal justice electives (3/400-level)
15
CRJ 499 or 3/400 CJ ElectiveUpper-level CJ course
(Internship strongly recommended)
3

 

Online Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program

Anna Maria also offers an online criminal justice degree completion option for applicants currently working as criminal justice or law enforcement professionals. Candidates for this program must have completed some college-level coursework and be currently employed full-time in the criminal justice field.

Course content includes:

  • Criminal justice and juvenile justice processes (law, crime and administration of justice)
  • Criminology (the causes of crime and typologies)
  • Law enforcement (police organization, discretion, subculture and legal constraints)
  • Law adjudication (criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures and decision-making)
  • Corrections (incarceration, community-based corrections and treatment of offenders)
  • Prevention of crime (social, community, situational interventions and public policy)
  • Research and evaluation (principles of social science research and policy evaluation)
  • Technology and crime analysis (crime mapping, data analysis and criminal justice information systems)

Transfer Credits

We accept up to 75 transfer credits into the B.S. in Criminal Justice program. Transferring in your previously earned credits can help you save time and money by finishing your degree faster.

You can learn more about the online bachelor's degree in criminal justice by calling us at 877-265-3201 to speak with one of our program managers about a personalized evaluation of your transcripts.

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