Online Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
Affordable Criminal Justice Bachelor’s can be Completed 100% Online or on Campus.
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Criminal Justice Bachelor's Program Details
If you are interested in working in local, state or federal law enforcement, in law and the court system, probation, crime victim advocacy, consulting or related career fields you should major in criminal justice at ENMU. Our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice curriculum provides a strong theoretical foundation to advance the study of how societies respond to crime; additionally, real world experience is evaluated through an internship. The time frame for degree completion varies with each student, but you can reasonably expect to complete this degree in four years.
You have three options for degree completion: entirely on-campus, online (through web-based or lecture-capture based courses) or through a combination of both. This program can be 100% online depending on the minor you choose.
Be sure to talk to your advisor if you need the 100% online option to make sure you choose the right minor.
Learning Format For Criminal Justice Coursework
Our bachelor’s in criminal justice is designed to be completed online, however you have the option to take all classes online or a combination of online and in-person. In any case, you’ll complete assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester.
This degree includes three different course formats:
- Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time are labeled “AW.”
- Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus is required in real-time are labeled, “SW.”
- Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled “WW.”
Our criminal justice degree also requires the completion of an internship. This internship provides you with the critical experience you need when you are applying for a job after graduation.
Advising for Criminal Justice Majors
When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to successfully get your degree. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email for online students, and in-person appointments if you are on campus. We look forward to working with you!
Criminal Justice Resources and Academic Help
At ENMU we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the Writing Center for our on-campus students and the Online Writing Center (OWL), for distance education students. The OWL/Writing Center is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources, even if you’re sitting in front of your computer at home.
For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades you can always email or call your professor.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance is awarded to ENMU students every year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, there are additional scholarships available.
Additionally, many Greyhounds who take courses in Portales also work part-time, on-campus jobs to help finance their education.
Career Opportunities for Criminal Justice
You can look forward to a variety of careers in:
- Local, state, federal or international law enforcement
- Victim advocacy
- Many other private sector related fields
Our program has a great record in preparing students for meaningful employment in social services such as youth programs, intervention services, policing agencies and law school. Depending on your career path, additional training (e.g., law enforcement academies, law school, paralegal training and advanced degrees) may be required. Advisors and the department work with ENMU’s Counseling and Career Services to offer free job placement assistance to all ENMU students.
Additional Degree Information
See our degree plans page where you can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science or Arts in Criminal Justice, including the courses you will take when you're a criminal justice major at Eastern.