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Criminal Justice Online

Bachelor of Arts or Science – Criminal Justice

This program is for students who have at least two years of criminal justice related work experience or an associate degree. 

online criminal justice student

Become a leader in the criminal justice field. Gain a better understanding of the complex systems of law enforcement and corrections, and increase your career potential with a bachelor’s degree.


Coursework focuses on:

  • Writing and critical thinking skills
  • A theoretical understanding of crime
  • Data analysis
  • Policy formulation and analysis
  • Legal, ethical, administrative and behavioral aspects of criminal justice

Students begin the program with general education requirements. Students with prior education experience may be exempt from these requirements. If you have previous college credits, including a full associate or bachelor’s degree, contact an advisor for personalized assessment.

The online program provides the same courses and learning experiences as the on-campus degree.

Career and Post-graduate Opportunities

Students in the program often pursue careers in the criminal justice field, while others use it to earn promotions within the field they currently work.

The program also prepares students for graduate programs or law school. The online Criminal Justice program offers an academically oriented criminal justice major that is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of fields associated with the criminal justice profession and to prepare students for graduate school.

Online Program Delivery

The criminal justice major is offered completely online. Online delivery at UW Oshkosh combines the best of both worlds–students get the flexibility they need with the same academic quality of our on-campus programs.

Courses are delivered through Desire 2 Learn (D2L). Students interact with their professors and classmates through online discussion, class lectures, and a drop box for assignments. In online courses there is no scheduled meeting time, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Students get a full orientation and introduction to online learning in D2L before class begins, and UW Oshkosh provides academic and technology resources for students, faculty and staff.

For more information, call (920) 424-0234 or toll-free (800) 633-1442. You can also request more information online.


Brandon Pannier
(920) 424-0029