Associate of Science - Criminal Justice

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The criminal justice system needs professionals like you willing to do the work of transformation and prevention using current practices, theories, and faith integration. Help create lasting change in your community, protect lives, and predict and prevent crime. If that sounds like your ideal career, IWU is a great place to start.

Criminal justice degrees can open doors for a wide range of careers, from law enforcement to victim’s advocate jobs. The Associate of Science
with a major in Criminal Justice is designed to help you start a career path in criminal justice, or continue working toward future advancement opportunities in your existing career. With a criminal justice career path, you’re prepared to protect and serve with integrity and honor, making an impact when people need it most.

  • Fully online 60-credit-hour program – don’t pause your life to earn your degree

  • Relevant, timely coursework that you can begin utilizing immediately

  • Instructors have experience as criminal court judges, public defenders, law enforcement, and more

  • Continue your education in the Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice program at IWU

You’ll Learn To…

  • Build communication skills that you can use in various settings, including law enforcement, corrections, and courts
  • Be effective in your career by utilizing theories, principles and practices learned throughout the program
  • Engage in ethical issues in the criminal justice system
  • Integrate your faith not only in your coursework but also in your career

Career Options

  • Corrections Officer or Administrator
  • State or Local Police Officer
  • Probation or Parole Officer
  • Juvenile / Youth Worker
  • Crime Analyst
  • Bailiff or Court Security Officer
  • Private Security

"I became an officer because I'm a person who likes working with people. And that's the same reason why I enjoyed my time at Indiana Wesleyan so much. I got to work with classmates who shared more than a classroom; we shared deep respect and solid trust."

SGT. Mitchell McKinney, BS Criminal Justice


60 Total
$309/ Credit Hour *

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


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


Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Foundational & Gen Ed Courses


View a full list of General Education Course Descriptions

  • Written Communication - 6 credit hours
  • Oral Communication - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science - 3 credit hours
  • Social Sciences- 3 credit hours
  • Arts and Humanities - 3 credit hours
  • Biblical Studies - 3 credit hours
  • General Elective - 3 credit hours

30 total credits

Core Courses


30 credit hours required


Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

  • Completion of 60 semester hours.
  • Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.


The A.S. Criminal Justice at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


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

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024