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School of Public Service and Administration

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Criminal Justice – FLEX

Program Overview

The online Criminal Justice program provides students with the tools to be proficient practitioners in the field. At Anderson University, we’ll teach you how the structures and functions of the criminal justice system work together. You will learn how to critically analyze criminal justice issues and provide forward-thinking solutions. This unique program gives you the flexibility of pursuing your studies online so that your education works for you. This program leads to careers in spaces like police departments, the FBI, the State Law Enforcement Division, drug enforcement agencies, the U.S. Marshals Service, correctional institutions, and private security.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

122

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 122
Program Type: BA
Location: Online (FLEX)
Time to Complete: 36 hours per year: two courses every seven weeks (up to four with FLEX option)
Start Date: Fall: August & October | Spring: January & March | Summer: May & June
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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Career Outlook

• Local, state, federal, wildlife, and game law enforcement • Alcohol and drug enforcement • FBI • Secret Service • Investigation • Prosecution • Courts • Public policy • Corrections • Correctional system services • Victim advocacy • Parole services • Probation • Criminology • Public administration • Law • Juvenile counseling • Re-entry • Criminal justice system-related non-profits

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Career Outlook

• Local, state, federal, wildlife, and game law enforcement • Alcohol and drug enforcement • FBI • Secret Service • Investigation • Prosecution • Courts • Public policy • Corrections • Correctional system services • Victim advocacy • Parole services • Probation • Criminology • Public administration • Law • Juvenile counseling • Re-entry • Criminal justice system-related non-profits

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

More than 24 transfer credit hours: Official 2- & 4- year school transcripts need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Less than 24 transfer credit hours: Official 2- & 4- year school transcripts as well as official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program.

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Additional Admission Requirements

NA

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is two (2) weeks before a term start date.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): Yes
Program Director:
Dr. Chuck Williamson
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
31 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 33 Credit Hours – Criminal Justice Major Core Requirements | 24 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 34 Credit Hours – General Electives
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