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B.S. in 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.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your bachelor degree core requirements in approximately 18 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.

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

CORE ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university is required to begin the core curriculum.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
42 Total $375 / credit hour $375 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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 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

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

  1. Official transcripts from all previous college or university studies at regionally accredited colleges or universities or at an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  2. Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the “application procedures” section of the application packet.
  3. Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before starting the core program. A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A total of 120 semester credits is required for graduation, which must include 30 credits in Liberal Arts including:
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
    • 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
    • 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
    • 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
    • 3 credit hours in Mathematics
    • 3 credit hours in Natural Science
    • 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities
  2. The remaining credits may be earned through classes, CLEP, or Portfolio. Additional requirements include:
    • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Payment of all tuition and fees*
*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.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor 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 Bachelor of Science with a major in Criminal Justice program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.