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Criminal Justice

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Stevenson University is a Bachelor-Completion program that is offered completely online. This program recognizes that there is a need for greater technical competence and professionalism within the criminal justice areas.

Through the core educational classes offered by Stevenson University and the elective courses relating to Criminal Justice, students gain knowledge and skills that prepare them to take on roles such as security, police, public safety, parole, and probations. This program also prepares its graduates for the responsibilities involved in investigative work at federal, state, and local levels, as well as children and family law, juvenile justice, and other social services fields.

This program is specifically designed for adults who wish to continue working while pursuing the education they need to advance their careers and lives.

The curriculum of this program is designed to offer its students a state-of-the-art education related to criminal justice. This is provided through a comprehensive and critical understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. This program focuses on equipping its students with the competencies needed to examine critically the broad questions of how justice is administered in the United States. Though an interdisciplinary approach to criminal activity and its causes and consequences, this program combines theory with practice. Students take courses in subject areas such as Psychology, Sociology, Law, Technology, and Criminal Justice.

This program requires its students to complete at least 120 credit hours of courses. The core required courses of study include: Intro to Criminal Justice, Criminal law and Procedure, The Juvenile Justice System, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Criminology, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice, American Courts & the Criminal Justice System, and Research Methods in Criminal Justice. This program consists of courses that are taken in 8-week sessions.

Admission requirements include submitting official college transcripts from all academic work. This transcript must have at least 15 hours of transferable credit and convey that the student had earned a cumulative G.P.A. of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. If an individual has fewer than 15 credit hours of transferable courses, then they must submit their high school transcript or GED transcript. An individual wishing to enroll in this program must also have at least two years of work-related experience in this field. It is optional to submit a resume, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.


Students must have at least two years of professional work experience and 15 transferable credits from previous academic work.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Stevenson University’s online programs are not available to residents of Alabama, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

Online programs are not available to residents of Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.