Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
West Virginia State University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from West Virginia State University is an online criminal justice degree based on the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the modern criminal justice system along with its relationship with society.  The curriculum offers an in-depth study of the perpetrators and causes of crime from both a theoretical and practical framework.  You will gain knowledge and develop a sensitivity to multicultural, racial, and gender issues within the criminal justice system. 

Students will take courses in general education and core criminal justice courses along with the courses to earn four certificates in criminal justice topics:

  • Generalist
  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Investigation

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA OR a minimum 2.0 GPA and eligible ACT/SAT test scores.