BS in Criminal Justice - Online

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 11,970

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Bachelor of Science with a Criminal Justice Major program teaches criminal law, psychology and the academic base needed to pursue a career in criminal justice or law school. Police, fire, EMT academy training and military experience may apply as prior learning credit to this degree program. 

The Experience

As a student earning this online B.S. in Criminal Justice, you will benefit from the strong psychology component of this program. You can choose from three criminal justice concentrations: criminal justice professional, psychology and Indiana law enforcement, all of which allow you to start your career path right after graduation and move up the ranks quickly.

You will learn a strategic mix of practical knowledge taught by current professionals in the field (judges, lawyers, coroners, law enforcement officers, and administrators) and theory.

The Results

Graduates who earn Trine University’s B.S. in Criminal Justice receive an academic base to go on to a career in criminal justice or even to law school. This online degree also prepares you for more advanced educational opportunities such as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

To be admitted to Trine University's TrineOnline, you need to submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or
  • acceptable score on the General Education Development (GED) exam
  • Official transcripts from ALL post–secondary schools attended
  • You will be contacted by a director of admission to help guide you through the process and help you secure your transcripts. 

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education - 36 credit hours

•  Math Elective

•  BIO 1003 – Plants and People

• Math or Science Elective

• Humanities Elective

• HIS 103 and HIS 113 or HIS 203 and HIS 213

• SP 203 Effective Speaking or COM 163 Interpersonal Communication

• SOC 103 Principles of Sociology

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• POLS 113 Intro to Government

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

Content Requirements - 36 credit hours

• CRJ103 Introduction to Criminal Justice

• CRJ 133 Criminal Justice Report Writing

• CRJ 153 Juvenile Justice

• CRJ 243 Introduction to Criminology

• CRJ263 Introduction to Criminal Law & Justice

• CRJ273 Criminal Procedures & Evidence

• CRJ343 Criminalistics & Crime Scene Investigations I

• POLS 333 State & Local Government

• POLS 403 American Constitutional Development

• PSY 323 Abnormal Psychology

• CRJ 433 Criminal Justice Capstone Demonstration

• CRJ 473 Law Enforcement Internship I

Additional hours – 33 hours

• UE 111 Online Learning Orientation

• 32 Hours Free Electives

Concentrations – 15 hours

Select one of the following three concentrations:

Option A –Criminal Justice Professional

• CRJ 363 Institutional Corrections and Law

• PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology

• CRJ 423 Criminal Justice Agency Administration

• CRJ 453 Topics in CJ

• SOC 323 The Family

Option B–Psychology

• PSY 303 Research Methods in Psychology

• PSY 333 Psychology of Personality

• PSY 343 Social Psychology

• PSY 353 Child & Adolescent Psychology OrPSY 223 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

• PSY 423 Counseling Theories & Practices

Option C–Indiana Law Enforcement

• CRJ4015 Successful completion of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Police Training Course

• Undergraduate tuition: $399

• Undergraduate tuition assistance for military (active duty only): $250

• Transition to Teaching certificate: $500

 

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