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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Program Details

The online BS in Criminal Justice degree program from Upper Iowa University provides students with an understanding of the application of research-based theory, legal guidelines, and ethical principles to the practical functioning of the criminal justice system. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Policing
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Corrections
  • Social Problems
  • Criminal Investigations


  • Official high school transcript
  • Official GED certificate or score report
  • Evidence of a passing score on tests recognized by the state such as the High School Equivalency Test (HSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
  • Official college or university transcript that lists the high school graduation date
  • ACT or SAT scores (if seeking admission as a freshman)

Accreditation & Licensing

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