The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice is issued by USC Upstate, one of USC's senior campuses.
Criminal justice majors complete a course of study that includes the study of crime, offenders, courts, policing, corrections, and victims. The program is designed to provide students with the background necessary for a criminal justice career, graduate school or law school.
- Learn to think on their feet
- Develop critical thinking skills
- Understand ethics as it applies to the law
- Learn the basic tenets of the U.S. Justice System
- Prepare concise written arguments
This is a liberal arts degree that provides an academic examination of crime and the
criminal justice system, not a police academy or technical training school. Students
interested in forensic science should pursue a degree in the sciences instead.
See the curriculum
Prerequisites & Requirements
Students must have 45-60 hours of college credit to apply for this online degree completion program. If you haven't earned your hours yet, you can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any accredited college. To find out if you're qualified to apply for this program, please contact a Palmetto College advisor.
Total requirements for this degree: 120 hours
Major requirements available online: 60+ hours
GPA: 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
If you’re a full-time student, the program should take about two years—the same as
if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter
Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Missing Documents||Final Registration||Tuition Deadline||Class Start|
|Spring 2017||December 1 2016||January 2 2017||January 9 2017||January 2 2017||January 9 2017|
|Summer 2017||April 15 2017||April 25 2017||May 2 2017||April 25 2017||May 2 2017|
|Fall 2017||July 31 2017||August 17 2017||August 24 2017||August 17 2017||August 24 2017|
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If you've already talked to a Palmetto College advisor, just follow the application instructions for this degree.