Program Overview

The online BS in Applied Science / Criminal Justice degree program focuses on studying the law inside and out, helping students understand the best ways to protect citizens under the law and preparing them for careers in criminal justice or to move on to law school. Coursework covers topics such as policing, criminal law, race, ethnicity and crime in America, criminal victimization, terrorism, and more.  

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    This bachelor completion program requires 120 total credits, including transfer and major requirements. 

    • Associate's degree
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Official transcript
    • Online Curriculum: 36 credits

    School Overview

    Youngstown State University offers online programs in web-based, hybrid, and video conferencing formats. Studies range from health care and nursing to engineering and criminal justice. 

    Curriculum is based on the:

    • Best Practices for Online Education
    • National Education Technology Standards
    • Quality Matters Rubric

    Distance education at Youngstown affords adult students the necessary flexibility and also allows them to share professional and life experiences with each other, enhancing the distance learning classroom.


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