Criminal Justice Degree Online BA

Whether your interests include law enforcement, corrections, or human services — a  degree from SUNY Oswego's online Criminal Justice program will prepare you for in-demand careers and help you reach your professional and personal goals.     Our flexible and convenient online program is Ideal for non-traditional students who can study full or part-time. 

Quick Facts

Rolling Admission Apply anytime

You Can Start Fall, Spring, Summer

Delivery Option 100% Online*

Tuition-In State $3535 per full-time semester

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years (Full-time)


SUNY Oswego's online completion degree in Criminal Justice is intended for students who have earned an associate degree in criminal just or equivalent credits.  Our program observes the criminal and civil justice systems and their associated professions from several different perspectives — anthropological, economical, historical, philosophical, psychological and sociological.  

Centered primarily in the social and behavioral sciences, the program combines a liberal arts education, in-depth study in your area of interest and supervised fieldwork. 

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  • Enhanced skills in oral and written communication, analytical ability, critical thinking, computer and information literacy, and self-directed learning
  • Ability to relate theory to the practices, policies and processes of the systems in criminal justice
  • Broad understanding of the policies and processes of the systems and institutions in the criminal justice field and the social problems criminal justice institutions are intended to solve
  • Ability to examine various social problems from both historical and contemporary perspectives and the role of criminal justice institutions in dealing with such social problems

Career Opportunities

  • Federal Government:
    • Border Protection
    • U.S. Marshals
    • Governmental Investigation Services
  • Law Enforcement:
  • Court Administration & Investigation
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Corrections:
  • Graduate School:
    • Law School
    • Criminal Justice Graduate Studies
    • Behavioral Sciences

Admission Requirements

Transfer Credits

It is necessary to have an associate degrees in criminal justice or approximately 60 equivalent credits for admission.

Students may transfer up to 62 credits from a two-year college and 92 from a four-year institution, these include General Education and lower level program courses.

Our academic planning coordinators are more than happy to work with you to determine what credits you may transfer from your previous school. Contact an academic planning coordinator at 315-312-2200 or go to Academic Planning Coordination Page for more information.



A cumulative grade point average of 2.3 is required for admission into our online completion degree program.


You must submit an official transcript from each college or university you previously attended.

Gap in Educational History?

Applicants with a gap in their educational history are required to complete the Transfer Application Supplement.

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