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Online Bachelor's Degree

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Prepare for a career in the criminal justice system or a law enforcement agency.

The online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice at University of Maryland Global Campus is uniquely designed to provide you with an understanding of crime and criminal behavior, the roles of practitioners within the criminal justice system, and the critical thinking and ethical decision-making strategies necessary to meet the professional demands of the field of criminal justice.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 100)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 230)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 340)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 345)
  • CCJS 350 or any upper-level CCJS course
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 360) or any upper-level CCJS course
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 380)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 341)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 352) or any upper-level CCJS course
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 497)
  • (3 Credits, CCJS 495)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111P)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, CCJS 100)
Major
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, CCJS 230)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, CCJS 340)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19
(3 Credits, CCJS 345)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 CCJS 350 Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23
(3 Credits, CCJS 360)
Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26
(3 Credits, CCJS 380)
Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29
(3 Credits, CCJS 341)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32
(3 Credits, CCJS 352)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35
(3 Credits, CCJS 497)
Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40
(3 Credits, CCJS 495)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in criminal justice, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for a master's degree in management with a criminal justice management specialization.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to move into a command position in law enforcement or meet the degree requirement for federal law enforcement. Coursework is applicable to positions in the public and private sectors, and graduates may find positions throughout the criminal justice system.

813K
Employees
There are 813,500 people employed in the criminal justice industry in the United States as of 2019.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Handbook" | 2020

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