Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Policy

Inspire positive change in your community

  • The only degree of its kind in Oklahoma
  • Multiple start dates
  • Learn from experienced faculty

Created with the future of the field in mind, East Central University Online’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Policy program uses an interdisciplinary approach to transform individuals into highly skilled criminal justice experts. As the only online degree of its kind in Oklahoma, this program offers an advanced curriculum designed to prepare you to write policy that will impact the criminal justice system. You’ll gain a deep understanding of current policies and develop your own ideas for positive change as you learn to effectively implement criminal justice policy in a practitioner setting. When you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and expertise required to make a difference through a variety of rewarding criminal justice careers.

94 Transfer Credits Accepted
$264.25 per credit hour*

*Tuition listed is per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.

Career Outlook

The criminal justice field serves an essential role in society. As a graduate of this program, you will have the credential necessary to serve your community in a variety of positions, including:

  • First-line supervisor of correctional officers
  • Police officer
  • Detective
  • Correctional case manager
  • Probation officer
  • U.S. Postal Service inspector
  • Forensic science technician
  • Crime scene investigator

Start Dates

Spring 2021 B

Mar. 8

The only degree of its kind in Oklahoma

This is Oklahoma’s only online criminal justice degree that is geared toward writing and understanding policy.

Multiple start dates

Balance your education with your full-time professional responsibilities and begin your degree when it’s convenient for your life.

Learn from experienced faculty

Receive personalized instruction from expert faculty members with years of professional experience in criminal justice.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission

East Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

About East Central University

Founded in 1909, East Central University was originally established in eastern Oklahoma for the purpose of teacher certification training. Since that time, ECU has grown into a full-fledged university, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. As the alma mater of business leaders, elected officials, artists, scientists, astronauts and countless others, ECU remains one of the best institutions in the state for students to experience innovative learning through on-campus and online communities.

We educate and empower students to understand and transform our world.

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