Online Bachelor of Science With a Major in Criminal Justice

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Application Deadline - August 16, 2024
Next program starts August 26, 2024

Unlock your skills for the greater good

Criminal justice is an ever-evolving field that requires qualified professionals who have both a deep understanding of our legal system and adept interpersonal skills. 

The online criminal justice degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge to explore the impact of crime and implement effective strategies to reduce it. Throughout your criminal justice degree, you’ll gain the research, analytical and communications skills required for working in complex criminal justice occupations. 

The law enforcement public sector encompasses multiple careers including criminologists, police officers and detectives, probation and parole officers, court administration or criminal psychologists. With this degree, you can also select from a variety of relevant occupations in the public sector. You can seek out security and loss prevention roles in the private sector.

Criminal justice relates to the individuals who investigate these crimes and bring criminals to trial. It also relates to those who monitor inmates within prisons and those who supervise individuals released to pretrial services, probation, parole and community supervision. 

The online criminal justice degree emphasizes communication, behavior, and justice studies. You’ll have the opportunity to explore criminal justice policy, gender and crime, race and crime. You’ll take a broad spectrum of electives including but not limited to terrorism, sex crimes, drugs and crime, police accountability, community corrections, domestic violence, organized crime, white collar crime, gangs, neighborhoods and crime, and victimization.

Get Started on your Path to Success

This highly affordable and flexible online program is delivered in 8-week courses, 100% online so you can grow your skills on your schedule while still having time for work and family. No campus visits required!

Rolling admission start dates every 8 weeks with sessions scheduled to begin in January, March, May, August, and October.

Our faculty have real-world experience in the field of criminal justice. From ethics in the justice system to criminal behavior and social control, you will take courses that develop your ability to analyze different situations and set yourself up for success in a variety of people-centered career paths.

Career Outlook The Possibilities are Endless

Graduates with a criminal justice degree can choose careers in law enforcement, corrections, the courts and criminal justice case management. Whether you’re looking to start a career in criminal justice or advance in your current role, earning your online criminal justice degree opens doors to positions in a variety of areas: 

  • Advocacy & Law: Victim advocates help victims navigate the criminal justice system and connect them with the support services they need
  • Corrections: Within the correctional system, there are many career, including probation and parole officers, corrections officers and case managers 
  • Law Enforcement: Positions in law enforcement, for both sworn officers and civilian employees, exist at all levels of government: federal, state, and local
  • Security: Security management professionals focus on protecting businesses from threats to people, property, and assets.  

Program Curriculum (26 Credit Hours)

General Education Credit Hours: 30

All candidates for a bachelor's degree from Culver-Stockton College must earn at least 120 credit hours with at least 60 credit hours from a four-year college or institution and 30 of the 60 credit hours from Culver-Stockton College. All candidates for a degree must earn at least 40 credit hours in upper-division courses (300-or 400-level courses) and at least 12 credit hours of upper-division courses in their major field. Our online academic advisor will work with each student to ensure that all requirements to graduate are met.

Admission Information

Step 1

Complete our online application by clicking on the Apply button below

Step 2

Depending on your educational experience, request appropriate official transcripts be sent to Culver-Stockton College Admissions Office (

  • No Previous College Credit?
    • Official transcript from high school 
  • Previous College Credit?
    • Official transcripts from high school and all attended colleges*
      • *If 24 or more college credits earned while attending college full-time, then high school transcript is not required
  • Returning to C-SC after attending other colleges?
    • Official transcripts from all other attended colleges
  • Returning to C-SC without attending another college?
    • Your transcript is on record an no action is necessary


TAKE THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS YOUR Online Degree in Criminal Justice

Take the next step in your journey at Culver-Stockton College. We're here to help you get started on your degree. 


C-SC students can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for unsubsidized loans. Apply for Federal Aid, visit

Interest-free payment options also are available through the college. Call 573-288-6492 for more information.

Culver-Stockton College offers a 10% DISCOUNT toward program tuition to full-time employees at many local and regional organizations.

Application Due Date Document Submission Deadline Program Start
August 16, 2024 August 21, 2024 August 26, 2024
October 11, 2024 October 16, 2024 October 21, 2024
December 27, 2024 January 1, 2025 January 6, 2025
February 28, 2025 March 6, 2025 March 10, 2025
May 16, 2025 May 21, 2025 May 27, 2025

Choose C-SC. Here's Why.

Our online programs are affordable, flexible, and accessible online degrees with personalized support. There is no application fee or deposit required for our students in online programs. Imagine completing your bachelor’s degree without disrupting your life because you can balance this fully online degree alongside family and work responsibilities without having to move or stop working. Our courses are asynchronous (no meeting times) and fully online, so you can make your way through the weekly coursework when it fits your schedule. You will have access to high-touch support services, including academic advising, and will create meaningful connections with fellow students and faculty.

A college degree is one of the most transformational credentials a person can earn!

Your Academic Success Team

You’re never alone in your education. Learn more about the people who are here to help you take the next step in your career.

Shauna Stolte

Admission Counselor

After you express interest in our programs, our trained admission counselor, Shauna Stolte, is ready to help you through the application process. Get guidance about admissions, transcripts, transfer credits, and more.
CALL: 573-288-6462

Angela Kay

Academic Advisor

Once you’re accepted, our dedicated online advisor, Angela Kay, helps apply your past educational experiences to our program and creates a unique plan of study just for you, giving you the confidence so that you register for the right classes on your academic journey. Your online advisor will help you stay on track. Our online advisor builds a personal connection with every student, meaning you’ll always have a teammate looking out for you.
CALL: 573-288-6540