Kentucky Wesleyan College

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

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As one of the top "CJC" programs in the country, the Criminal Justice and Criminology online degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College is designed with the needs of adult students in mind, and comes to meet the ever-increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the field of law enforcement and other related occupations.

Criminal Justice Emphasis
A degree emphasis in criminal justice is specifically designed for students who plan to enter the criminal justice field as a practitioner. This major is also recommended for any student who plans to pursue graduate school or law school.

The specialized curriculum provides Criminal Justice online students with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. It is designed to develop critical thinking skills and to prepare students for leadership roles in such fields as law enforcement, court administration, corrections, probation and parole.

Criminal justice online courses address the political and social systems in the U.S. and how they impact crime and its causes, the legal and correction systems, the philosophy of punishment and the ethical codes of behavior.

Jobs and Careers
Career options for graduates of the Criminal Justice and Criminology bachelor’s degree include: 

  • Criminologist, Coast Guard, ATF, DEA, FBI agent, US marshal
  • Police detective, Private investigator, Forensic scientist
  • Court reporter, Customs agent, Court clerk, Corrections officer
  • Military intelligence specialist, Probation officer, Sheriff, and others..

Degree Requirements
The CJC online degree is comprised of 128 hours (44 hours of general education, 42 hours of core criminal justice, and 42 hour of electives). KWC accepts up to 66 transferred credit hours in the general education requirements. A Fast-Track is also available for those students who have completed 63 core credit hours.

Start, secure or advance your Criminal Justice career, with an education that really matters from KWC Online!

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