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Criminal Justice

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

48 months
465 USD/credit 13950 USD/year
235 USD/credit 7050 USD/year
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The Criminal Justice program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University includes a Bachelor of Arts degree of 36 hours and an 18-hour minor. 


The Criminal Justice program began in 1985 as a mandatory major-minor program of 54 hours drawn from courses in political science and sociology. The program was revised in 2000 and several criminal justice courses were added, affording students more choices of courses and the opportunity of a minor. Students may currently major in criminal justice and minor in some other academic discipline, or major and minor in criminal justice.

The programme

Our program is strong, yet was made stronger with the 2000 revision. Our graduates are highly competitive with graduates of other universities within the state. Southwestern Oklahoma State University graduates have been placed in numerous criminal justice organizations and agencies, including law enforcement, correctional institutions, probation and parole, juvenile treatment programs, etc., at all levels of government and in private industry.

In the major, 7 courses are required, while the other courses are grouped in 3 areas identified as “Selectives” so that students choose a minimum number of courses from each area. Courses include: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Law Enforcement; US Corrections; Juvenile Justice; Sociology of Deviant & Criminal Behavior, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Critical Issues in Criminal Justice; Judicial Process; Criminal Law & Procedure; Victimology; Criminal Justice Administration; Racial & Cultural Minorities; The Criminal Mind; Privatization of Criminal Justice; Advanced Analysis of Social Problems; Statistics for the Social Sciences; Fundamentals of Research; and Internship in Criminal Justice. 

While courses are taught at varying intervals—some every semester, others annually, or once every 2 years—students can reasonably expect to graduate in 4 years. Transfer students are typically able to complete major requirements in 2 years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Sociology of Deviant & Criminal Behavior
  • Comp Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • The Criminal Mind
  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • U.S. Corrections
  • Victimology
  • Statistics for Social Science
  • Fundamentals of Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for admission along with a one-time $15 application fee
  • A final High School transcript,
  • ACT scores (freshmen and college transfers with less than 24 hours at a university)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 465 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    7050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 235 USD per credit during 48 months.

Per Credit Hour.

Living costs for Weatherford

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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