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OU’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Criminal Justice Leadership is a 100% online program that will get you ready for the next phase of your career. Designed for students ages 25 and older who have already completed at least 60 hours of college credit, the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice leadership makes finishing your degree an obtainable goal.
Led by a team of instructors who have extensive experience in law enforcement and leadership, the criminal justice leadership program will help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead in the law enforcement field.
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Take the next step for your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for eight-week sessions in the fall, spring, and summer. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.
"I am truly inspired by students in my classes each and every term. The stories that they tell, the obstacles they’ve overcome, the dreams that they have and are working hard toward every single day… I am humbled to get to be a part of their journey.”
~ Jennifer Gatlin, Instructor
Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we are offering the most advanced curriculum available and preparing students for future career success.
Get a first-class education with the pride of completing what you started. Our flexible online format allows you to complete assignments on your own schedule, leaving more time for what matters to you most. You’ll have support from our experienced faculty and advisors every step of the way.
Jobs in law enforcement are expected to grow 7% by 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With an average of 67,100 openings for police and detectives over the decade, a criminal justice leadership degree will help drive your career upward with more job options and opportunities for increased pay.
Our transfer credit policy gives you credit for what you’ve already done, so you can get your degree as quickly as possible. In addition to a world-class online academic experience, you’ll experience personal growth and transformation that will benefit both you and the organizations you go on to serve.
Meet your goals and reach beyond them. A bachelor’s degree can lead to a 49% increase in salary or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The best investment you can make for your career is in yourself.
The criminal justice leadership degree completion program requires 120 credit hours to complete, and 60-90 of those hours can be transferred to OU from other institutions.
For example, if a student transfers in 90 credit hours, only 30 hours at OU are required to complete the degree. At $500 per credit hour, the cost to that student would be $15,000.
$15,000-$30,000 depending on the number of transfer credits
Fees associated with the program are included. Books and materials are additional.
Offered through the nationally ranked OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the online Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice Leadership is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree.
All undergraduate courses in this program are eight weeks long. Most students choose to take four courses (or 12 credit hours) a semester; two courses the first half of the semester and two courses the second half of the semester. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules — these courses are fast-paced and intensive.
Designed for working professionals who want to finish their degree quickly, the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies can be completed as quickly as 12 months, depending on the number of transfer credit hours you have.
The University of Oklahoma’s online bachelor’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Created by university faculty and staff, the online programs are held to the same high standards of quality as our in-person programs. When you graduate from an online program, your diploma will look the same as those received by students who attend class on campus.
To be admitted to the online bachelor’s degree, students must have 60+ hours of letter-graded college credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and be 25 years of age or older.
For more information on the admissions process or to request a transfer credit evaluation, please schedule a call, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.
If you are younger than 25 or do not have 60 college credit hours, we also offer a number of bachelor’s degree programs that might be right for you. More information about these degrees can be found on our undergraduate degree page.
No. Applicants should have at least 60 hours of letter-graded college credit, but they do not need an associate degree to be admitted.
Our programs are offered year-round and in eight-week increments. You can apply to begin in the fall (August or October), spring (January or March), and summer.
The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.
If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page.