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Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

Do you feel a calling to serve with honor and integrity in the field of criminal justice? If so, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Indiana Wesleyan University can prepare you for several types of roles in this diverse and growing field. This B.S. in Criminal Justice program can be completed 100% online, giving students the flexibility to keep up with their busy lives while they learn. From tech support to tutoring, the faculty and staff at IWU do everything they can to help ensure student success throughout this criminal justice degree online program. IWU also provides a faith-based approach to education, which helps students learn how to apply their Christian faith to their career in criminal justice.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Online at IWU?

IWU provides online students the same level of support and faculty attention they would expect from a campus-based program. When you start this bachelor’s in criminal justice degree online program your rate of tuition will be locked in while you complete your degree, so you do not need to worry about unexpected cost increases while focusing on your studies and self-growth. Online students learn from the faculty who are experts with professional experience in criminal justice roles. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in criminal justice. Their insight will provide added dimension to your education and bolster the confidence you need to succeed in this field.

What Will I Learn in this Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Online Program?

The bachelor’s in criminal justice online program at IWU offers 5-week course schedules, with students taking one course at a time. This approach helps students fully immerse themselves in the curriculum that covers several critical topics, such as forensics, victimology, restorative justice, diversity, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

45 Credit Hours


$398/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program

Coursework for your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice covers how to:

  • Learn appropriate and effective communication skills in a variety of settings, including law enforcement, corrections, and courts
  • Apply theories, principles, and practices learned in the program to law enforcement careers
  • Understand ethical issues that relate to the criminal justice system
  • Apply Christian principles and a biblical worldview to your role in criminal justice

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Corrections Officer or Administrator
  • Crime Analyst
  • Probation or Parole Officer
  • State of Local Police Officer
  • Victim’s Advocate

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required COM-courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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