BS in Criminology and Justice Studies Overview Drexel's accredited online Criminal Justice program goes beyond the narrow "police science" focus of many programs, offering a rigorous academic foundation supplemented by specialized coursework that prepares students for a wide range of professional positions or for graduate study. Students gain a strong background in criminology, the study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as an understanding of the history, structure, administration, policies, and procedures of the agencies of crime control and criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary. Program FeaturesThe program can be completely fully online at your own pace The curriculum draws on the strengths of a range of many programs from philosophy to sociology, psychology, legal studies, political science, information science, chemistry, bioscience and biotechnology, and computer science, including the computer-based skills, technological expertise, and biochemical/biotechnological knowledge that are increasingly important to the operation of the agencies of the modern criminal justice systemPreparation for 21st-Century careers in criminal justice, private security, the legal profession, or for graduate study in criminal justice or associated disciplines, including forensic science and computer science.This program is only available on a part-time basis. Curriculum This program allows transfer of up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. General Requirements ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.0PSCI 100Introduction to Political Science4.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0English Elective (any ENGL course over 200-level)3.0Fine Arts Elective3.0History Elective3.0UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0Math Sequences Select one of the following sequences:8.0Analysis Sequence MATH 101 & MATH 102Introduction to Analysis I and Introduction to Analysis II Calculus Sequence MATH 121 & MATH 122Calculus I and Calculus II Science Sequence Select one of the following sequences:8.0Biology Sequence BIO 107 & BIO 108 & BIO 109 & BIO 110Cells, Genetics & Physiology and Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory and Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution and Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory Chemistry Sequence CHEM 111 & CHEM 112General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II Program in Criminology and Justice Studies Core Requirements CJS 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3.0CJS 204Criminology3.0CJS 210Race, Crime, and Justice 3.0CJS 220Crime and the City3.0CJS 260Justice in Our Community3.0CJS 290Crime and Public Policy3.0CJS 375Criminal Procedure3.0CJS 376Sentencing: The History, Necessity and Morality of Punishment in America3.0CJS 390CO-OP Integration in Criminology and Justice Studies1.0PHIL 330Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3.0Methods and Analytics Sequence CJS 250Research Methods & Analytics I3.0CJS 300Research Methods and Analytics II3.0Criminal Justice Thematic Concentration CJS 261Prison, Society and You 3.0CJS 266Crime Prevention Planning3.0CJS 276Introduction to Computer Crime3.0CJS 278Introduction to Law Enforcement3.0CJS 289Terrorism3.0CJS 360Juvenile Justice3.0CJS 374Restorative Justice3.0Program Electives Complete 10 of the following courses:30.0CJS 265Criminal Investigation CJS 273Surveillance, Technology and the Law CJS 274Sex, Violence & Crime on the Internet CJS 275Issues in Domestic Violence CJS 280Communities and Crime CJS 301Methods and Analytics III CJS 302Advanced Criminological Theorizing CJS 320Comparative Justice Systems CJS 330Crime Mapping Using Geographic Information Systems CJS 335Intelligence-Led Decision-Making CJS 362Gender, Crime and Justice CJS 365Computer Investigation and the Law CJS 366Technology and the Justice System CJS 372Death Penalty - An American Dilemma CJS 373Environmental Crimes CJS 377Intellectual Property Theft in the Digital Age CJS 380Special Topics Free Electives42.0Total Credits183.0 View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or betterRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $457 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $761 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a BS in Criminology and Justice Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.