Criminal Justice

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  
UNK Transfer Guide: For more information click here

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.

Two Options Available:  

1. UNK Criminal Justice Comprehensive 
Program of Study 

2. UNK Criminal Justice Major 
Program of Study

Transfer students: If you would like to see what will transfer in for the Criminal Justice program, please click here.

To access the Criminal Justice Department's web site, click here.

How do I get started? 

1Request information about the program to learn more.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the program's admission requirements, or apply now.

3. Contact UNK eCampus with any questions:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927

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