Students enrolled in a fully online program pay in-state tuition regardless of where
they live, making it an affordable option. The tuition and fees will vary depending
on how many semesters you take to graduate and how many credit hours you will need
to complete in the program.
Learn more about tuition and fees
Undergraduate Program: For bachelor's degrees, time to completion depends on your schedule, transfer credits and the program you choose.
Graduate Programs: Most Master's degrees at WSU require between 30-36 credit hours. How quickly you finish is up to you.
Credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities will transfer to WSU. Credits will also be evaluated by your program of interest to see how many credits will count towards your major and how many will count as elective credits. Please note that if you have attended more than one higher education institution, you will need to submit an official transcript for each one.
For undergraduate programs: Try the Transfer Gateway tool to help estimate how many credits will transfer over to Wichita State.
These programs are designed to be completed entirely online offering students the
flexibility to learn on their own schedule (within a specific timeframe). Courses
within an online program are likely asynchronous, allowing students to login independently
of a set time to participate with instructional materials.
Some courses may be offered in 8-week blocks while other courses are in 16-week sections.
Criminal Justice Course Options
A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with 39 credit hours of program course requirements. Students must have a grad of C (2.0) or better in every CJ Course.
- CJ 191 Intro to Criminal Justice
- CJ 315 Criminal Law
- CJ 320 Criminal Procedure
- CJ 360 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice
- CJ 391 Corrections
- CJ 392 Law Enforcement
- CJ 394 Courts & Judicial Systems
- CJ 407 Introduction to Research Methods
- CJ 593 Crime Causation & Criminal Justice Policy
Complete 9 credit hours of CJ Electives
A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of General Studies in Criminal Justice with two possible concentration options to choose from. The BGS degree allows generalists, preprofessionals or nontraditional career students greater flexibility in planning their academic major plans.
- 12 credit hours in concentration must be courses numbered 300 or above.
- 15-21 credit hours in Primary LAS department
- 6-9 credit hours in Secondary LAS department
- 6-9 credit hours in Secondary OPEN department
12 credit hours in concentration must be courses numbered 300 or above.
18 credit hours in Primary LAS department.
9 credit hours in Secondary LAS department.
- 9 credit hours in Secondary OPEN department
Gain skills, connections, and confidence needed for a career in the field of Criminal Justice. As a student you will have a variety of career pathways to choose from.
- Academia: Law School, Research and Graduate School, University Instructor
- Corrections: Probation or Parole Officer, Prison or Jail Officer, Victim Services
- Government Entities: Federal Emergency Management, Immigration & Customs, Intelligence Agencies, Military Service, National Security, Park Ranger, Transportation Security Administration
- Law Enforcement (Authorized Official or Civilian): Federal, State, and Local levels, Victim Services
- Private Sector: Security, Loss Prevention, Private Investigation, Criminal Justice Related Agencies I.E. Victim Services, Offender Services