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B.S. Criminal Justice

“We prepare students to be ethical practitioners from a Christ-centered perspective.”

- Russ Harney

 

Overview

ONLINE OR ONSITE

Indiana Wesleyan University's Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice degree program is offered in an online format, and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana and Kentucky. The program consists of 42 credit hours of coursework. The program is designed to open opportunities and positions of leadership to those desiring to make this world a safer and more secure place for their fellow citizens. With over 1,200 occupational specialties available in law enforcement and homeland security, graduates with criminal justice degrees enjoy a wide range of career choices with great opportunities for lifelong advancement.

  

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.

 

QUOTE

"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

 

ACCREDITATION

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
45 Total $392 / credit hour $392 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

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.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

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 IWUfinaid@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

Prerequisite Course

CRJ-181

Core Courses

CRJ-309,CRJ-320,CRJ-358,CRJ-472,CRJ-461,CRJ-463,CRJ-465,CRJ-467,CRJ-319,CRJ-332,CRJ-346,CRJ-464,CRJ-468,CRJ-486

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the B.S. 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

  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of General Education Requirements as specified in the IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
*The cost of the remaining credits required to graduate are not included in the costs listed for the core curriculum.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

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