Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is an online degree offered by Northwestern State University of Louisiana. It combines elements of:

  • Criminal law,
  • Procedural practices,
  • Sociology,
  • Ethics,
  • And other disciplines

to give you a strong foundation in criminal justice. 

Students go through 120 hours of course work to complete the program, taking classes that include Police Process, Introduction to Criminalistics and Forensic Science, and Criminal Investigations. Students will even take classes on homeland security and drug use, giving them all the right tools for a rewarding career in criminal justice

By providing the complete package of criminal justice courses entirely online, this is a great program for people who already have a busy schedule.

With engaging classes and challenging yet rewarding projects, the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree can help anyone launch a career in this vital industry. Request more information today!

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A minimum 2.35 cumulative high school GPA.

    School Overview

    Northwestern State University was established in 1884 in the old Bullard Mansion atop a hill overlooking the bustling river port city of Natchitoches. The campus grew as the school expanded from a two-year degree for teachers at Louisiana State Normal School to the four-year education degree at Louisiana Normal College in 1921. In 1944, the school became Northwestern State College and Northwestern State University in 1970.

    NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in addition to professional certificates. Students requiring added flexibility may take advantage of the online campus at eNSU. Virtual coursework and distance education degree programs reflect that of on-campus counterparts. Degrees are offered completely online, though certain courses may require proctored exams or campus visits to take exams.


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