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Welcome Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy

Program Benefits
  • Up to 36 Credits
    for SMCJA Training
  • $50 Savings
    with App Fee Waiver
  • Earn a Bachelor's Degree
    in Three Years or Less


Earn credits for your training and earn a BS in Criminal Justice at UMGC.

If you have completed select courses at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) Police Entrance Level Training Program, you are eligible to transfer up to 36 qualifying existing credits toward a bachelor's degree in criminal justice when you enroll at University of Maryland Global Campus! Plus, new students can save $50 when they apply to UMGC with our application fee waiver.

Program Details

The exact course equivalencies (listed below) can give you a head start in the criminal justice bachelor's degree program.

We have also provided a recommended course sequence through the rest of the program to help you fulfill all of your requirements and earn a bachelor's degree in three years or less.

Transfer Credit Details

The UMGC Experience

We offer the best of both worlds—a convenient online education from a respected state university. Our career-focused degree and certificate programs are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a more valued member of the team. Plus, our courses are specifically created to be delivered within a fully collaborative online classroom that prepares your employees with skills and knowledge.

Get Started & Register

It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to select your employer or organization on the application form.


Complete a tuition benefits verification form: Complete a verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses.


Earn credit for your education and eligible experience: Submit your official transcripts from any previous institutions of higher education.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.

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Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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