At Oklahoma Wesleyan University, we offer students a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree designed by police officers for police officers. Through this program, students can gain the knowledge and skills for a career in criminal justice or law enforcement. The curriculum aims to provide a comprehensive foundation in criminal justice concepts and applications.

This program can help those who want to pursue criminal justice careers, as well as those who are already working in the field. Students can prepare to go beyond entry-level positions with career-enhancing courses that include Patrol Tactics, Gangs and Crime, and Domestic Intervention.

Students enrolled in our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program also study:

  • Criminal Law and the Court System
  • Evidence and Procedure
  • Victimology
  • Ethics
  • Asset Security

Our Criminal Justice degree program is offered entirely online, allowing students to maintain their current responsibilities while they complete their education. With our approach to online learning, students have the opportunity to receive the same quality and Christian-centered education that we offer through our on-campus programs.


More than a degree!

"I went back to college specifically to get a degree... but what I didn’t anticipate was how meaningful it would be in my life. I have become very close to the people in my cohort and been blown away with my professors. One of my professors was happy to help me by cell phone on a Saturday afternoon! Oklahoma Wesleyan is truly a college that works for working adults!"

-Brad Farnsworth, Graduate 2011

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree a student must complete the following criteria:

  • A total of 126 credit hours consisting in the completion of: 48 hours of Core Curriculum 45 hours of General Education 33 hours of Electives (At least 3 upper division credit hours required)
  • All Core Curriculum courses must be completed through OKWU AGS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Add one of these emphases

  • Law Enforcement Officer (21 hrs)
  • Law Enforcement Administration (21 hrs)

On location & online

Admission Requirements

  • Students not entering with an Associate’s degree must submit proof of a high school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts verifying a minimum of 45 transferable college credit hours (A maximum of 72 semester credit hours may be transferred from a two-year college. Transcripts are required from all colleges attended.)
  • An overall grade point average of 2.0 in previous college work (Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.)


  • Students whose first language is not English (unless a US citizen) must have a TOEFL score of 69 or higher
  • Students must either own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities

Program Progression

  • Students must complete each core course with a 2.0 grade or better
  • Students whose core GPA falls below 2.0 will be place on academic probation for the next term
  • Students must comply with the program attendance policies to continue the program


  •  An official transcript from the C.L.E.E.T. Training Academy with an official graduation date can be submitted for up to 21 hours of elective credit