Online Bachelor's Criminal Justice

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Overview of the Online B.S. Criminal Justice Program

Complete your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and prepare for a lifelong career of service with honor and integrity. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice prepares you for a variety of careers that work toward justice, prevention, and the protection of your community. From corrections and law enforcement to victim’s advocate positions, this criminal justice degree offers you tactics, theories, and principles to help you advance in your desired career path. The Associate of Science with a major in Criminal Justice at IWU is an ideal entry point for this bachelor’s completion program, especially for students seeking to meet the minimum qualifications for admission.

  • Fully online – 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
  • Apply your previously earned credits and complete your bachelor’s degree

"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


45 Total
$398/ 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.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

15 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the Bachelor General Education page.

CRJ-181 Introduction to Criminal Justice must be completed before starting the core program. This requirement is waived for students with relevant work experience or for students with an associate’s degree in criminal justice earned at a regionally accredited college or university.



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 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.
  • 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 as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.


The B.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