BS in Criminology and Justice Studies Overview Drexel's accredited online Criminal Justice program goes beyond the narrow "police science" focus of many programs, offering a rigorous academic foundation supplemented by specialized coursework that prepares you for a wide range of professional positions or for graduate study. You'll gain a strong background in criminology, the study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as an understanding of the history, structure, administration, policies, and procedures of the agencies of crime control and criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary. Program FeaturesThe program can be completely fully online at your own pace The curriculum draws on the strengths of a range of many programs from philosophy to sociology, psychology, legal studies, political science, information science, chemistry, bioscience and biotechnology, and computer science, including the computer-based skills, technological expertise, and biochemical/biotechnological knowledge that are increasingly important to the operation of the agencies of the modern criminal justice systemPreparation for 21st-Century careers in criminal justice, private security, the legal profession, or for graduate study in criminal justice or associated disciplines, including forensic science and computer science.This program is only available on a part-time basis.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. General Requirements ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.0PSCI 100Introduction to Political Science4.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0English Elective (any ENGL course over 200-level)3.0Fine Arts Elective3.0History Elective3.0UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0Any two Math courses6.0-8.0Any two Science courses with a lab from any combination of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics8.0Program in Criminology and Justice Studies Core Requirements CJS 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3.0CJS 200Criminology3.0CJS 210Race, Crime, and Justice 3.0CJS 220Crime and the City3.0CJS 260Justice in Our Community3.0CJS 261Prison, Society and You 3.0CJS 290Crime and Public Policy 3.0CJS 375Criminal Procedure3.0CJS 376Sentencing3.0PHIL 330Criminal Justice Ethics 3.0Methods and Analytics Sequence CJS 250Research Methods and Analytics I3.0CJS 300Research Methods and Analytics II3.0Criminal Justice Thematic Concentration CJS 266Crime Prevention Planning3.0CJS 276Introduction to Computer Crime3.0CJS 278Introduction to Law Enforcement3.0CJS 280Communities and Crime 3.0CJS 360Juvenile Justice3.0CJS 374Restorative Justice3.0Program Electives Complete 10 of the following courses:30.0CJS 265 Criminal Investigation CJS 273 Surveillance, Technology and the Law CJS 274 Sex, Violence & Crime on the Internet CJS 275 Issues in Domestic Violence CJS 289 Terrorism CJS 295International Field Experience CJS 301 Methods and Analytics III CJS 302 Advanced Criminological Theorizing CJS 320 Comparative Justice Systems CJS 330 Crime Mapping Using Geographic Information Systems CJS 335 Intelligence-Led Decision-Making CJS 362 Gender, Crime and Justice CJS 365 Computer Investigation and the Law CJS 366 Technology and the Justice System CJS 372 Death Penalty - An American Dilemma CJS 373 Environmental Crimes CJS 377 Intellectual Property Theft in the Digital Age CJS T380Special Topics in Criminology and Justice Studies CJS I399Independent Study PSCI 229Theories of Justice Free Electives42.0Total Credits182.0-184.0 View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution First-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college creditsMust have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 yearsRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed application Transfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended First-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BS in Criminology and Justice Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.