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A.S. in Criminal Justice

“Many of the instructors are practitioners… and they bring that experience to life in the classroom.”

- Russ Harney

 

Overview

ONLINE OR ONSITE

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Associate of Science with a major in Criminal Justice degree program is offered in online format, and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The program consists of 60 credit hours of coursework, including both criminal justice and liberal arts courses. This program focuses on communication skills, the problems facing criminal justice offcials, and the increasingly important field of Homeland Security. Graduates of this program are eligible to pursue a Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your Associate degree in approximately 26 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts courses are offered through Indiana Wesleyan University and are available at many sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

BRIDGE PROGRAM

If you have not yet obtained your Associate degree but already have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, IWU's unique Bridge program can allow you to immediately start working towards your Bachelor's degree. Please contact your Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees*

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
60 Total $283 / credit hour $283 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

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

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Below is the list of 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.

Preview Your Classes

GEN-111,COM-115,UNV-181,CRJ-181,PSY-150,ENG-140,CRJ-268,ENG-141,BIL-102,MAT-118,EAR-130,HST-160,CRJ-202,CRJ-246,CRJ-230,CRJ-242,PHL-283,CRJ-270,CRJ-318,CRJ-290

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Criminal Justice program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED certificate.
  2. Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the “application procedures” section of the application packet.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the 60 credit hour core.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  3. A minimum of “C” (2.0) must be achieved in both of the communications courses (ENG 140 and ENG 141). Failure to achieve a “C” in either course will require repeating the course until a “C” is achieved before the student may continue with the core.
  4. Students must receive a passing grade in GEN 111 before moving on to the next course.
  5. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science with a major in Criminal Justice degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    High School
    Applicants who have fewer than 30 credit hours of college coursework or applicants who are applying to the certificate program are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see  www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.