Degree: Bachelor of Science
Program: Criminal Justice
Degree Level: Undergraduate Degree Completion
Credit Hours: 58 credit hours (varies with program)
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Some general studies coursework preferred
The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is a degree completion program designed for students who may already have earned an associate's degree or who have completed the majority of their general education courses. This online program combines courses from the Kearney, Omaha, and Lincoln campuses, providing you with the best academic experience possible. Courses reflect current trends in justice, and faculty have both practitioner and research expertise. A highlight of the degree program is the intensive internship that will provide hands-on experience in the field. The internship is completed at a location convenient to the student. Past placements have included the Nebraska State Patrol and National Security Agency. The criminal justice field is experiencing sustained growth. Students have dozens of career paths to choose from, working in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, victims of crime, and with juvenile and special offender populations.
Computer hardware, software and skills required:
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
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To access the Criminal Justice Department's web site, click here.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 49 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students
Affordable - For UNK tuition rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
Program Contact: Dr. Julie Campbell
Department: Criminal Justice
Address: Department of Criminal Justice, Founders Hall, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849