Criminal Justice is both an idea and a process, which seeks to define and apply our belief of what is morally and socially acceptable.  In this program, students gain knowledge in numerous areas that make up the American criminal justice system.  This program is designed for working adults and features instruction in the following areas:

  • Deviant behavior
  • The judicial system
  • The dynamics of law enforcement

Advance your knowledge or begin a new career in Criminal Justice

If you are already involved in a law enforcement career, you can apply your academy training toward a number of program requirements. 

Program Mission and Outcomes

The mission in the Non-Traditional Education programs is to engage the Warner online community with a Christ-centered worldview and to prepare students/graduates for effective leadership and service, which supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who exemplify academic excellence and Christian character who are prepared to lead and committed to service.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice will meet the following outcomes, which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence and a Christian learning environment.

  1. Students will demonstrate academic competence in at least one functional area.
  2. Graduates of the Criminal Justice program will be able to compete favorably with peers for employment and/or continued education.
  3. Students will evaluate ethical and social settings from a Christian perspective.

Program Highlights

  • All online courses
  • Professors with real-world experience
  • Outstanding faculty, diversity, and small student-to-professor ratio
  • Financial assistance and scholarships

Admission Requirements

Freshman Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet at least two of the three criteria to be admitted.

  1. Graduation from high school with academic rank in the upper half of their graduating class
  2. A high school grade point average of 2.25 or higher
  3. A composite score on the ACT of 18 or combined SAT I score of 940

Transfer Student Admission Requirements 

(24 or more hours.  Those with fewer than 24 hours are subject to Freshman Admission Requirements)

      Must be in good academic and have at least a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Admission Process:

  • Complete an  Application and pay the appropriate application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university you have attended, if applicable, or supply a high school or GED transcript if there are no transferable college or university credits.
  • Applicants not meeting admissions requirements may appeal to the Admitting and Registration Committee

The Required Criminal Justice Courses (39 credit hours)

Prefix Course Hrs.
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 3000 Corrections and Penology 3
CRJ 3010 Criminal and Delinquent Behavior 3
CRJ 3020 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 3030 Introduction to Forensics 3
CRJ 3040 Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime 3
CRJ 4000 Criminal Investigations 3
CRJ 4010 Ethical Dilemmas in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4045 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4085 Experiential Semester 12

Twelve Credit Hours from (Recommended courses)

Prefix Course Hrs.
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
COM 3110 Nonverbal Communication 3
COM 3034 Public Relations 3