Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the flagship member of the State University System of Florida. FSU offers an online criminal justice degree designed for nontraditional students who have completed all required liberal arts courses at FSU or who have already earned an associate degree from a previously attended accredited institution.

FSU’s program provides students with a breadth of knowledge surrounding the criminal justice field. The program also offers an optional 36-credit specialization in criminology. Students who do not wish to earn a specialization or minor may opt to complete an onsite internship instead. The internship can then be taken for academic credit, however, internships are not available in every state.

This program is intended for those who are balancing school with a full-time job and have limited availability. As such, there are no on-campus requirements. Most online courses at FSU are offered asynchronous via Blackboard. Online students have access to an academic advisor, the career center, a virtual computer lab, the reading-writing center, and the Academic Center for Excellence.

Applicants must complete their associate degree in Florida or meet the FSU Liberal Studies requirements and complete an oral competency exam. Applicants must also submit ACT or SAT scores. Accepted students can start in fall, spring, or summer. Students who wish to transfer credits from previously attended institutions may transfer up to nine credits toward their degree.

Tuition is $216 per-credit for in-state students and $721 per credit for out-of-state students. There is also an additional distance learning fee. Some online learning courses require students to purchase course packets. Degree-seeking online students who are registered for six or more hours per semester are encouraged to apply for financial aid. However, students cannot use independent living waivers, state employee tuition waivers, or the Florida Prepaid College Plan to cover the costs of their criminal justice degree online.

Program Overview
Department: College of Criminology & Criminal Justice
Program name: Bachelor's of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice Degree Completion
Accrediting body: SACSCOC
Tuition: $315/credit

Format: Online
Instruction style: Asynchronous

Program Requirements
Prerequisites: Associate of Arts (or meet FSU Liberal Studies requirements)
Credit requirements: 36 credits (major)

Program Length
Program options: Part-time only
Program length: 3-4 years
Program start dates: Fall - July 1; spring - November 1; summer - March 1

Admission Requirements
Application deadline: Rolling

Department phone: (850) 644-4051

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