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Criminal Justice

Serve the public and begin a new chapter in your career with the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice at Campbellsville University Online.

Our online degree program offers students the chance to begin a career in criminal justice, while still maintaining their family and work schedules. Crafted by our highly experienced faculty members, our curriculum offers insight into forensics, investigation, homeland security and social issues facing law enforcement. With our degree, you will gain both the credentials and skills you need to pursue your new career.

This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Associate of Science in Criminal Justice.

Courses Offered at: Campbellsville Online

Criminal Justice Degrees


How to Apply

The Campbellsville application program is simple and straightforward. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.

Course Offerings

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice – 62 Hours

GENERAL EDUCATION for ASSOCIATE DEGREES – 29 Hours

POL 110 American Government – 3
Must take this course as part of general education studies.

Required Courses – 21

Take each course on this list: 21
PSY 111 General Psychology – 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology – 3
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice System – 3
CJ 235 Criminology – 3
CJ 320 Police Operations and Programs – 3
CJ 421 Corrections – 3
CJ 440 Court Processes and Procedures – 3

Criminal Justice Electives – 3 Hours

Choose courses from this list totaling at least three hours:
CJ 200 Fundamentals of Homeland Security – 3
CJ 215 Criminal Investigation – 3
CJ 330 Introduction to Forensics – 3
CJ 332 Juvenile Delinquency – 3
CJ 334 Introduction to Criminal Law – 3
CJ 426 Probation and Parole – 3
CJ 428 Internship – 1-4
CJ 431 Civil Liberties – 3
CJ 450 Victimology – 3
CJ 485 Serial Killers – 3
CJ 380/480 Special Topics – 1-3
CJ 390/490 Independent Study – 1-3

Psychology/Sociology Electives – 6 Hours

Choose two courses from this list:
PSY/SOC 333 Group Dynamics – 3
PSY/SOC 341 Social Psychology – 3
PSY 311 Learning and Behavior – 3
PSY 412 Abnormal Psychology – 3
SOC 230 Social Problems – 3
SOC 342 Race and Ethnic Relations – 3
SOC 413 Sociology of Deviant Behavior – 3

Free Electives – 3
Choose courses totaling at least three hours from any discipline.

Careers in Criminal Justice

  • Lawyer
  • Police Officer
  • Agent in the CIA, FBI, ICE, Secret Service
  • US Marshal
  • Air Marshal
  • Bailiff
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Blood Spatter Analyst
  • Forensics Investigator
  • Correctional Officer
  • Court Clerk
  • Paralegal
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