Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology Online

Kentucky Wesleyan College Online

Programme Description

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology Online

Kentucky Wesleyan College Online

The online Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC) at Kentucky Wesleyan College was designed with the needs of adult students in mind, and comes to meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the field of law enforcement and other related fields. Kentucky Wesleyan College’s online CJC program addresses the criminal justice system from a variety of perspectives. Focusing on U.S. political and social systems and how the criminal justice system reacts to crime, the Kentucky Wesleyan College online degree will allow students to examine the criminogenic explanations, the role of legal and correctional systems, as well as the philosophy of punishment and the ethical codes of behavior which revolve around these issues. Criminal Justice Emphasis A degree emphasis in criminal justice is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the criminal justice field as a practitioner. This major is also recommended for any student who prefers to enter graduate school or law school. The specialized curriculum provides online students with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. It is designed to develop critical thinking skills and to prepare students for leadership roles in such fields as law enforcement, court administration, corrections, probation and parole. Service-Learning KWC’s teaching and learning strategy integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. As a requirement for a degree in criminal justice and criminology, certain core courses are designated as service learning. Career Paths Professionals who earn a bachelor’s in criminal justice and criminology degree online have numerous opportunities to advance their career within their place of employment or other government, private or public companies and organizations. Positions that require a bachelor degree in CJC may include:

  • Criminologist, Coast Guard, ATF, DEA, FBI agent, US marshal
  • Police detective, Private investigator, Forensic scientist
  • Court reporter, Customs agent, Court clerk, Corrections officer
  • Military intelligence specialist, Probation officer, Sheriff, and other

Degree Map

I. General Education

  • General Humanities (3 hours in history, 3 hours in religion) 9 credit hours
  • Aesthetics (3 hours must be in literature) 6 credit hours
  • General Social Science (in 2 different subjects) 6 credit hours
  • Physical Education and Health (KHP 1301) 3 credit hours
  • Natural Sciences 6 credit hours
  • Mathematics (MATH 1311 or higher) 3-4 credit hours
  • Communication Skills 6 credit hours

* A Multi-Cultural Studies requirement needs to be met. II. Criminal Justice and Criminology A. Criminal Justice & Criminology Core

  • CJC 1300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJC 3366 Criminology
  • CJC 3370 Corrections
  • CJC 4399 Senior Seminar

B. Law Core

  • CJC 3301 Criminal Procedure
  • CJC 3360 Criminal Law

C. Criminal Justice Emphasis

  • CJC 3300 Critical Issues in Policing
  • CJC 3310 Judicial Process

D. Major Elective Core (Select a minimum of 9 credit hours)

  • CJC 2301 Criminal Investigation
  • CJC 2302 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
  • CJC 2310 Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice
  • CJC 3308 Minority Relations
  • CJC 3320 Drug Crime and Justice
  • CJC 3380 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

E. Service-Learning Core

  • CJC 3364 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJC 3365 Juvenile Justice

III. General Electives Total General Electives Hours 41-42 credit hours

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Kentucky Wesleyan College welcomes students who have prepared themselves for success at a competitive college. Applications for admission are reviewed individually upon receipt of all appropriate academic credentials. Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible. Kentucky Wesleyan College is committed to admitting those applicants who demonstrate the potential for academic success at the College. Undergraduate students who are not considered International Students and who plan to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College must submit an enrollment deposit of $100 after completion of the admissions process. The enrollment deposit is refundable by written request submitted to the Admissions Office no later than May 1 for fall applicants or November 30 for spring applicants. Residential students must submit an additional $100 housing deposit along with the enrollment deposit. Please see the Student Life section for additional details about the student residential policies and housing deposit. Kentucky Wesleyan College does not discriminate in its admissions policies on the basis of race, sex, colour, religion, age, national or ethnic origin or disability.

International Student Admission

Kentucky Wesleyan College welcomes students from throughout the world. International students must submit an application, an English translation of their secondary school transcript, and ACT or SAT scores. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) test is required for all non-native speakers of English with a minimum TOEFL score of 520 (paper based), 70 (internet based), or 200 (computer-based). As the federal law does not permit them employment, international students must also submit a certification of finances attesting to the willingness and ability of their parent(s) or guardian(s) to offer them financial support while attending Kentucky Wesleyan College. Upon being granted admission to the college, international students are required to submit a $500 tuition deposit and a $100 housing deposit (resident students only). Once the student’s deposit is received, Kentucky Wesleyan College will issue the student an I-20 immigration form.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 29, 2017
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