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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
Those in the criminal justice field work to make society a better place by ensuring these laws are upheld and that we are protected. The OU Extended Campus Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice from University of Oklahoma arms current and future public servants with the skills and knowledge necessary to face the evolving, real-world issues in the law enforcement field.
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About the Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice professionals today have to be polished community builders, communicators, problems solvers, and public relations experts. Our Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice explores criminal justice as it relates to police, courts, and the corrections system, giving you a solid understanding of law enforcement issues. You’ll build leadership and conflict resolution skills, and leave the program prepared to confront challenges efficiently and professionally.

About the Minor in Criminal Justice from University of Oklahoma

The Minor in Criminal Justice is a 15-hour program that can be completed 100% online. You’ll take four core courses – Police and Policing, American Judicial Processes, the American Correctional System and Theories of Criminal Behavior – and one criminal justice elective of your choice. Visit with your advisor if you think this program is for you.

Why Add a Minor in Criminal Justice?

Are you interested in criminal justice but not ready to choose it as your major? You might like to pursue a Minor in Criminal Justice, a Minor in Restorative Justice, or a Minor in Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Analysis — all 15-hour online programs that can include criminal justice courses.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • American Judicial Processes
  • Police and Policing
  • The American Correctional System
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • Foundations of Ethics in Liberal Studies
  • Study-in-Depth Prospectus
  • Study In Depth (Capstone)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    672 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 672 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    672 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 672 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 160 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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