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In the Fall of 2012, the UNK Criminal Justice Department began offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) Online Degree Completion Program for students interested in Criminal Justice. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion is a collaborative degree program offered by the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). UNK is the degree granting institution.
This program will allow students to complete all of the requirements for the UNK Criminal Justice Major or UNK Criminal Justice Comprehensive Major online, without ever having to attend classes on University of Nebraska campuses. Students are strongly recommended to
have had completed their
general studies courses necessary for a Bachelor's degree independently,
before beginning the degree completion coursework. If general studies
courses are not yet complete, students will need to work with the
program coordinator to determine best options for
completing general studies courses elsewhere while completing online
courses at UNK. While the courses are online, distance students will have access to the same high quality faculty, instructional techniques, and curriculum, as those students attending. The program of study also includes hands-on experience through an internship completed a location convenient to the student.
The BSCJ program is a great fit for students who have already completed some college coursework, but are unable to relocate to the Kearney area. The program is ideal for transfer students who already have community college course credits, working professionals, and those who are seeking a second undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. The BSCJ program combines courses from the University of Nebraska campuses including Omaha (UNO), Lincoln (UNL), and Kearney (UNK) and will allow students to complete all of the requirements for the criminal justice comprehensive major online, without ever having to attend classes on the UNK campus. Students also have the option to complete the traditional criminal justice major, which includes a completing a minor in another area of study (***please speak to the online program coordinator about online minor programs available).
Online courses in criminal justice are currently being offered on all three of the University of Nebraska campuses, and students interested in online courses can begin at the start of each semester (fall, spring or summer). A variety of core courses will be offered at different times throughout the calendar year and online students are not required to come to UNK’s campus. A simple intercampus registration process allows students to select courses from any of the NU campuses. For more information on intercampus enrollment, click here.
addition to the courses required for the BSCJ major, UNK also requires
45 credit hours of a General Studies program.
Many two-year degree programs, including those at community colleges,
fulfill these General Studies requirements. To view the requirements of
the General Studies program, please visit, http://www.unk.edu/uploadedFiles/academicaffairs/generalstudies/roundtable/final.pdf.
To view a specific list of approved General Studies courses in each category, please visit, http://www.unk.edu/academicaffairs/generalstudies.aspx?id=54087.
January 7-11: Drop/Add and Registration: Students may adjust their schedules at this time via MyBlue
January 16: E-bill notifications will be sent to student's Lopermail accounts
February 7: Tuition and Fees due in full for Spring 2013 classes
Advising begins for the Summer and Fall 2013 semesters to currently
enrolled UNK students
March 18-24: Spring Break - All classes dismissed (UNK offices open)
April 1-16: MyBlue Early Registration opens (students may begin registering based on class standing and last four digits of their NUID number)
Present: Summer 2013 & Fall 2013 online applications are available at www.unk.edu/apply
April 22: Fall 2013/Summer 2013 registration begins and is available for all
interested persons who are admitted to UNK
Prior to this date, make sure that
you complete your Admissions steps (to apply at UNK, visit www.unk.edu/apply or to learn more about
the application process, please visit, http://www.unk.edu/undergraduate.aspx?id=52932). After you have applied, please contact the
online BSCJ coordinator and advisor, Dr. Julie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-865-8892, to plan
your initial registration.
When should I apply for admission? Individuals who have already completed high
school should submit their application at least four weeks prior to the
start of the term in which they are seeking admission.
• Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For a list of rates, click here.
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• A Top 10 University - For the second consecutive year, UNK has been ranked a Top 10 Public Midwest Regional University by “U.S. News & World Report"
• 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.
• Quality Student Support Services - Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their distance and online degree 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.
• Global Market - UNK serves a global market with online students in 47 states and several foreign countries. As the course offerings expand, more students will be able to take advantage of UNK's online degrees and courses.
Interested in more information about UNK’s online programs, online tuition rates and fees, and other online services and resources, visit UNK eCampus.
Wondering if online learning is for you? To better determine if you may qualify to be a successful online learner, you may do a self-evaluation through UNK's eCampus by clicking here.
Bachelor of General Studies in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
In addition to UNK’s Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) is pleased to announce an additional online criminal justice degree completion program, the Bachelor of General Studies in Criminology & Criminal Justice (BGS-CRCJ). The combination of NU’s two online criminal justice programs draw from the strengths of the Omaha, Kearney and Lincoln campuses of the University of Nebraska, meaning you’ll enjoy the best academic experience possible. Courses reflect current trends in crime and justice research and faculty teaching courses at all three campuses have both real-life and research expertise. In the Spring of 2013, the UNO DCS Bachelor of General Studies Degree became ranked #11 for the Best Online Bachelor's Program in the U.S. News & World Report, http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/rankings
For more information about these University of Nebraska online programs, please complete the online information request, click HERE To request an unofficial transfer audit for the BSCJ program, click HERE
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Julie CampbellOnline Program Coordinator - UNK/UNO Online Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program University of Nebraska at Kearney - Founders Hall Kearney, NE 68849 Office: 308-865-8892 Email: email@example.com
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