Program Overview

Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is an ideal program for the adult or working student who wishes to strengthen their education and pursue a career in criminal justice.  This B.S. program and the courses within are designed by individuals with a background in law enforcement, offering practical and in-the-field experience necessary to succeed and thrive.  Oklahoma Wesleyan is accredited by the CCNE and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, among other organizations. Though students do not need to be of faith, they must attend chapel. Requirements for enrollment in the B.S. in Criminal Justice include students having maintained a 2.0 or higher in previous education, and either an 18 or higher on the ACT or at least an 860 on the SAT.

This program is offered online, providing both a stable learning environment and flexibility for those with busy schedules; the B.S. is designed to either help students gain an entry-level job in criminal justice or strengthen the resumes of those already working in the field. Under the umbrella of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, students can pick from a variety of concentrations, including Fire Science, Forensics, Security Services, and Correctional Officer training.  Students can expect to take courses focusing on the court system, evidence and procedure, victimology, ethics, and asset security.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).


    An 18 or higher on the ACT or at least an 860 on the SAT, and a 2.0 GPA in previous education.

    School Overview

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University began as Colorado Springs Bible College in 1910 and became Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2001, a name change that occurred when the university expanded to offer graduate degrees. Today, the private, not-for-profit OKWU has continued to move forward, retaining its founding evangelical Christian principles that integrate scholarship, character, integrity, servanthood, community, and stewardship.

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