Program Overview

Designed with working students in mind, Asbury University is offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree that is available completely online.  Asbury combines Christian ideals with a high level of teaching innovation to provide students both a spiritual and knowledgeable education through the innovative online learning program which seeks to deliver media-rich class work and continuous communication between online students and real life faculty. Students will be able to learn and complete assignments at their own pace but also participate in live video web-conferencing sessions with faculty and fellow students.

Asbury’s Criminal Justice program is based in the ethical teaching of Jesus Christ and academic instruction from experience field-based practitioners. Graduates often are able to secure jobs in state agencies, law enforcement, emergency management and human services positions. Asbury seeks to inform its students on the current criminal justice employment methods and prepare them for advanced studies in criminal justice.

Offered is a completion program that requires students have at least 39 semester hours already earned with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. To earn the degree, 124 total credit hours must be completed; students will have the option of transferring in up to 75 class credits from an accredited institution of higher learning.  The program is specifically for nontraditional students and is only available to individuals 25 years of age and older. Individuals 23 and 24 years old may be admitted if they have at least 2 years of full-time work experience.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    • Program is designed for nontraditional students, such as working adults and transfer students. Student must be 23 or 24 years of age with two years of full-time work experience or 25 years of age or older.
    • Completion of a minimum of 39 semester credit hours with a grade C or better from an accredited institution of higher learning. Other online options are available to students with less than 39 credit hours.

    School Overview

    Asbury University is a liberal arts school located in Wilmore, Kentucky. While Asbury is a non-denominational school, its foundation stems from a Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, named after the founder of American Methodism, Bishop Francis Asbury. Asbury began in 1890 under the promise to “While we give prominence to the religious, we give equal prominence to thorough mental training; thus giving liberal culture of mind and soul.”

    Asbury University offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees from 14 academic departments. Adult Professional Studies programs are offered to community members in an accelerated format so that students can complete a college degree faster. Students enrolled in a course using an accelerated format generally will complete entire programs online or take classes in the evenings

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