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Complete your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology online. UW-Milwaukee offers an outstanding learning experience in all aspects of criminal justice. Our program combines theory with practice, ensuring students receive a well-rounded education and leave well-prepared for this versatile field.

Enroll part time or full time. If you already have college credits, inquire about finishing your bachelor’s degree online.

Cost Per Credit


The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program is the same price for students who reside in-state or out-of-state. The cost per credit is $350. There are no additional fees, however students can only take online classes.

UWM also offers an on-campus Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Program Type


Program Format


The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers an online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology, so students can easily fit their college education into their busy schedules.

Students in the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology program complete the same amount of credits as students in the on-campus bachelor’s program. Online students have the opportunity to earn course credit while working in a criminal justice setting through the Criminal Justice Field Program.

Curriculum and Degree RequirementsCredits
General Education Requirements21
Credits in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Major:
Mandatory Courses (27 credits)
Elective Courses (18 credits)
(Listed in the chart below.)
General Electives 54
Total: 120 Credits
Criminal Justice & Criminology Mandatory CoursesCredits
Criminal Justice 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Criminal Justice 271: Introduction to Policing3
Criminal Justice 273: Introduction to Corrections3
InfoSt 370: Data Analysis and Visualization for the Information Professional3
Criminal Justice 275: Introduction to Criminal Courts3
Criminal Justice 305: Criminological Theory and Policy3
Criminal Justice 310: Race, Ethnicity, and Justice3
Criminal Justice 662: Methods of Social Welfare Research3
Criminal Justice 663: Criminal Justice Capstone Seminar3
Electives in Criminal Justice18
Total: 45 Credits
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