Criminal Justice (BS/BA)

Secure a career in public service with an online Criminal Justice degree.

Undergraduate degree in Criminal JusticeThe Criminal Justice degree program facilitates an appreciation of the complexity of criminal justice and allows students to understand the social, legal, and technological aspects of criminal justice agencies.

Students learn from a diverse group of faculty members specializing in criminology and criminal justice who write and lecture on a multitude of exciting topics. The online Criminal Justice degree program includes a variety of courses pertaining to the administration of criminal justice as well as courses on the social and psychological causes of criminal behavior.

Watch: Criminal Justice Major at ODU

Curriculum

Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $285
Students living outside of Virginia $285
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $807


Rates are effective Summer 2013 and subject to change. Please visit the Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar.

Partnerships

Partnerships
ODU has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) so you can get your associate’s degree online from ELI, then transfer into this ODU Distance Learning program. Click to learn more.

Partnerships
Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion. It’s that simple.

Criminal Justice Careers

If you are interested in helping victims or offenders, our online Criminal Justice degree can lead you to a career involving:

  • Corrections
  • Casework and Counseling
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Probations and Parole
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Court Reporting
  • Legal Assistance and Research
  • Private Security and Consulting
  • Internet and Global Security
  • Loss and Prevention

Admission Information

All ODU undergraduate distance learning programs are degree completion / transfer programs.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student.