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CRIMINAL JUSTICE 

The criminal justice curriculum for the major is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of careers related to justice and crime reduction. Courses focus on law, corrections, policing and criminology and aim to teach students about the complexities associated with the criminal justice process and crime analysis.   

Students have the opportunity to focus on criminological theory, research methodology, statistical analysis and law, so that graduates from UW Oshkosh earn a criminal justice education that will have prepared them to pursue advanced degrees in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and law. 

WHO SHOULD MAJOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE? 

The criminal just program is a great fit for students who want to start or advance their career in the criminal justice field. The major is a great option for students who:  

  • Want to advance their current career in law enforcement, loss prevention, special investigations, social advocacy or private security. 
  • Have a passion for impact the future of the criminal justice field. 
  • Seek to serve and protect their community with respect and compassion. 
  • Are interested in an exciting career in the fast-paced field of criminal justice. 

Affordable and Flexible Format

UWO+ courses are offered in accelerated, seven-week sessions and are all available 100% online. We offer rolling admission, so students can start at the beginning of any seven-week session. There’s no need to wait for the start of an official semester—you can begin earning your degree when you’re ready. 

Professors schedule assignment deadlines, but coursework and readings are done at a time that best fits your schedule. There are no live classes or scheduled meeting times, which means our programs work for working professionals. 

Courses in the UWO+ program are stackable, which helps you complete your degree sooner! Students in the UWO+ program can enroll in one or more courses each semester and the accelerated format means you’ll take fewer courses at the same time.  

Student Support

At UW Oshkosh, student support is at the heart of all that we do. We offer career guidance, personal support and flexible learning opportunities. UWO+ programs offer high-touch support services, so whether you need technical assistance with the learning platform or help with your assignments, we are here to help you succeed. 

Cost

UWO+ programs are strategically priced to reduce financial risk and investment for students who want to see how online courses fit into their schedules.

First Two Years

Introduction courses and those offered in a student’s first two years (an average of 60 credits) are priced at $220 per credit.

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Online and Accelerated

Most courses are delivered in an accelerated, seven-week session, which offers additional flexibility for students working full time whether you work outside or inside the home. 

There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Second Two Years 

Advanced courses and those offered in a student’s second two years in their program (an average of 60 credits) are priced at $295 per credit. 

Each student’s financial investment will depend on how many credits they transfer and how many credits they earn for prior experience. We offer no-pressure credit and cost assessments before you even apply!

Tuition estimates, which depend on an individual’s prior academic experience, are: 

  • 0 Transfer Credits……$30,900
  • 15 Transfer Credits….$27,600
  • 30 Transfer Credits…$24,300
  • 60 Transfer Credits…$17,700

The majority of students at UW Oshkosh receive financial aid. In 2020-21 we offered $160 million to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Visit the Financial Aid Office website to learn more about the types of financial aid you may be eligible for at uwosh.edu/financialaid. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

UWO+ programs are designed for working professionals. Students are required to have an applied associate degree in a related field or at least two years of relevant experience. We review each application using a comprehensive review process.

There is no admission fee to apply to UWO+ programs. 

MORE INFORMATION 

You can get a no-pressure credit and cost evaluation with one of our dedicated advisors. Even if you don’t have previous credits to transfer, we can talk about your work and life experiences and help you understand which UWO+ degree programs meet your career and life goals.   

Connect with an advisor today by filling out the form below or call (920) 424-0234. You can also email us at oce@uwosh.edu

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Tons of Career Options

UWO+ degrees prepare students to be leaders in a wide variety of workplace environments.

Transfer Credits

Transfer in eligible credits from previous institutions. We’ll evaluate your individual experience on a case-by-case basis.

VETERANS RESOURCES

Military credits are eligible for transfer. Visit the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center for information about more military benefits.

UWO+ Programs

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Medical Imaging (BAS/BPS)

Get the education you need to start or advance a career in a modern healthcare facility.

Leadership & Organizational Development (BPS)

Increase your understanding of complex organizations and leadership skills.

Web Design Certificate

Learn web site design and basic programming skills.

Professional Communication Certificate

Develop in-demand communication skills and expand your career options.

Certificate in Forensic Investigation*

* pending final approval

Discover the theory and dynamics of investigating evidence and crime scenes.