The Online Criminology Completion Program is designed for students who have already completed an Associate degree in Criminology or Criminal Justice or equivalent coursework from a regionally accredited institution. Students can continue their education through the Criminology Completion Online Program to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology. This online program is designed with the adult learner in mind and provides flexibility for working professionals wanting to complete their bachelor’s degree.
Students must complete all program requirements as listed under the Major of Criminology – Bachelor of Science Degree. It is assumed that transfer students will have transferred foundation courses to include courses on the following topics: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Courts, Juvenile Delinquency, Corrections, and courses to fulfill the Core requirements.
The courses needed to complete the degree will depend on what transfer credits the student has. Additional courses not listed below may be needed in order to meet the Major of Criminology – Bachelor of Science Degree and Core requirements.
Major Requirements - 30 hours
CRM 105Elements of Inquiry (3)
PRL 151Introduction to Legal Principles (3) S
CRM 218Victimology (3) LAS
CRM 298Bringing Justice Home (3) LAS
CRM 300Critical Issues in Criminology (3) LAS
CRM 370The Whys of Crime (3) LAS
CRM 372Comparative Criminal Justice/Criminology (3) LAS
CRM 375Criminology Research I (3)
CRM 376Criminology Research II (3)
CRM 400Senior Thesis (3)
Major Electives - 9 hours
Choose Three Additional CRM coded courses
A grade of “C” or higher is required in all major courses.
Residency Requirement - 18 hours
Potential students must meet the following requirements for admission to the Criminology Completion Online Program:
- Associate degree in Criminology or Criminal Justice or equivalent coursework from a regionally accredited institution
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher in previous college coursework
- Successful completion of a criminal background check
- COMPASS test advised, if no previous math course has been taken