Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration - Online

Online Learning, Bachelor of Science in the Justice Administration

Our Bachelor's degree is designed so students may complete the degree 100% online, through our partnership the Kentucky Community College Technical System (KCTCS). Our 2+2 program with KCTCS has two options:  First, completion of the Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice (general education and criminal justice courses) or the recommended option, completion of the Associate in Arts (general education and criminal justice courses taken as electives). The Associate in Arts degree is recommended because upon completion of this degree you will be able to transfer to UofL as a fully general education certified student with no additional general education requirements to complete. Upon transfer to UofL you then take the additional required and elective criminal justice courses as well as upper-level requirements to complete your Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration

Throughout the program, you will be actively engaged in the learning process as you gain theoretical knowledge and applied skills.

The following are core competencies of the curriculum.

  • A working knowledge of the entire criminal justice process (adult and juvenile) and the issues surrounding each portion of the process.
  • Ability to make linkages between theory and policy development in the criminal justice system.
  • Ability to understand, identify, and apply legal issues relative to the criminal justice system (adult and juvenile).

Program Information:

  • Program Length: 4 Years
  • Percent of Program offered via Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC): 100%
  • Credits needed to Graduate: 121 minimum

Degree/Credential Award: KCTCS Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice or Associate in Arts and University of Louisville Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration.

Accreditation: The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

All the criminal justice concentrations within the Associate in Arts or Applied Science degree from KCTCS (online or on campus) will directly transfer into the University of Louisville Bachelor of Science program in Justice Administration.


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Requirements for Completion of Online Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice

KCTCS ASSOCIATE IN ARTS LINK: http://knowhow2transfer.org/degreepathwaySP_proc.asp?dpid=1072&aid={39380D65-2CA9-4BD4-8A40-421D48832187}

KCTCS ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE LINK: http://www.kctcs.edu/en/Students/LearnByTerm/Online_Programs/Associate_in_Applied_Science_Degree.aspx

University of Louisville total credits = 60              

KCTCS total credits = 61

Total credits for Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration=121

Note:  Effective August 1, 2010, Students may only apply nine (9) hours of experiential credit; i.e. internship, service learning, co-op, practicum, etc. toward their degree.

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth McDaniel
Online Learning Consultant
Office of Online Learning
Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

Phone: 800.871.8635 or 502.627.0856