Online Programs: B.A. or B.S. in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with an understanding of the key components of the criminal justice system in the United States. A solid grounding in constitutional and criminal law, research methods, culture and diversity, and current trends in the field, along with a hands-on internship component, allows students to develop an understanding of this complex system.

Combined with a strong liberal-arts general education, our Criminal Justice majors are prepared to tackle the complex issues facing today’s justice system.

Our program prepares graduates for a variety of entry level positions in the criminal justice field (local, state, and federal), corrections, and the courts, and it gives them the tools and knowledge to advance in their careers.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice is a 124-credit degree with 40 hours of Criminal Justice requirements and 16 hours of co-requirements. Student can earn either a Bachelor’s of Arts or a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice. Students are strongly encouraged to consider double majoring or minoring in order to complete the required 124 credits.

Required Criminal Justice Classes

  • CRI 2260 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRI 3800 Internship
  • CRI 4910 Senior Seminar
  • LGA 3230  Ethics and Professional Legal Responsibilities
  • POL 4200  Constitutional Law
  • PSY 2400 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC 3509 Race, Class, and Gender
  • SSC 3600 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • 2 CJ elective classes


  • POL 1100 American Government OR POL/LGA 2210, Judicial Process
  • PSY 1100 General Psychology
  • SOC 1010 The Sociological Imagination
  • THE 2010 Public Speaking

At Greensboro College, we take adult students as they are and get them where they want to go.  The Criminal Justice program is customized to ensure that students who have busy lifestyles because of work and family have options available to allow them easy access to education and their desire to complete their degree. For more information on the Criminal Justice program or any other adult program at Greensboro College, contact the Office of Adult and Professional Programs at 336-217-7284 or email [email protected]. Or to apply, click here.