Earning Your BS in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program is designed to empower students to meet the challenges facing those pursuing a career in law enforcement as well as develop critical skillsets for current law enforcement professionals seeking promotion. This program has been carefully crafted to provide students with a well-rounded core understanding of criminal justice concepts through courses such as criminal law and the court system, evidence and procedure, victimology, ethics, asset security, and more.

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)



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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