Online Criminal Justice Degree

Criminal justice majors study the structure and function of the criminal justice system as it applies to adults and juveniles, focusing on criminal laws on the federal, state, and local levels and how they relate to the Constitution of the United States.


Degree Requirements

  • VSU Core Curriculum (60 Semester Hours Required)

    Core Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 42
    Area F Requirements 18
    CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    CRJU 2500 Written Communications in Criminal Justice 3
    SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
    or SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
  • Major Courses (30┬áTotal Credits)

    CRJU 3300

    Criminal Law 3

    CRJU 3310

    Criminal Procedure


    CRJU 3401

    Criminal Justice Data Analysis


    CRJU 3402

    Criminal Justice Research Methods


    CRJU 3600



    CRJU 3700

    Ethics in Criminal Justice


    CRJU 4100

    Seminar in Law Enforcement


    CRJU 4200

    Seminar in Corrections


    CRJU 4400

    Seminar in Juvenile Justice


    CRJU 4800

    Seminar in Criminal Justice

  • Electives (30┬áTotal Credits)

    Criminal Justice Electives 18
    Any CRJU course numbered 4000 or above (except 4100, 4200, 4400, and 4800) may be used as an elective. CRJU 4700, CRJU 4900, and CRJU 4910 may each be taken for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.
    Open Electives 12
    CRJU 4910 Criminal Justice Internship may be taken as an open elective for 3 to 6 hours of credit. At least 6 hours of coursework numbered 3000 or above must be taken in a single discipline outside the major.

Grand Total Credits: 120