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Criminal Justice online degree programs

BA/BS in Criminal Justice (72 credits)


Criminal Justice Career Day 2012

The BA/BS in Criminal Justice major consists of 48 credits of core coursework, and students will also select a minimum of 24 credits of electives to apply toward their major.



Areas of Concentration

Areas of concentration may also be selected with the help of an advisor. Coursework from any social science and Writing classes will count as electives in the CJ major. Social Science courses offered at WOU include Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.


Note: WOU requires that students complete a minor in order to graduate with a BA/BS degree. Classes that apply toward a student's minor program cannot also be counted as electives in the CJ major.


Student Practicum

As part of the Criminal Justice major, students will participate in an unpaid practicum experience (CJ 407 & CJ 409). The practicum requires 400 hours of professional experience in an agency related to the criminal justice field. This practicum is completed during spring and/or summer terms, toward the end of a student's program of study. For more information regarding the practicum, please see Practicum Requirements. Students must submit a Practicum Placement Application at least three terms prior to taking the practicum.


Expand your Experience with an Online Minor

To accommodate students who are completing their Criminal Justice program online, WOU also offers three minors that can be completed online:


Want to Learn More?


Carla Menear, Criminal Justice Program Support
(503) 838-8733


Dr. Steve Gibbons, CJ Department Head




Criminal Justice Program 503-838-8733 | or e-mail: