All Upper Division courses (those numbered 300 or higher) needed to complete the BCJ from a distance can be completed Online via NMSU’s CANVAS Learning Management System.
All required Lower Division courses (those numbered 100 – 200) are NOT OFFERED Online.
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
Online undergraduate program is intended for students who have attained Sophomore status and have completed all lower division BCJ requirements because only the upper division course sequence is available in the online curriculum. The Minors are NOT available online.
The online opportunity is primarily intended to serve students unable to relocate to Las Cruces or who are in professions preventing them from completing the traditional campus-based BCJ program.
Students utilizing the online opportunity must complete all University and College of Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. These requirements may be viewed in the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog.
Students must also complete all course requirements specific to the BCJ. These requirements are listed below and in the NMSU Undergraduate Catalog.
Bachelor of Criminal Justice Curriculum
- Major Map: Criminal Justice Catalog Year 2012-2013 Please download the Major Map for Criminal Justice Major, Catalog Year 2012-2013.
- Major Map: Criminal Justice Catalog Year 2014-2015 or newer: Please download the Major Map for Criminal Justice Major, Catalog Year 2014-2015 or newer.
Please download the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Curriculum prior to 2014
Please download the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Curriculum 2014-2015 or newer
Elective courses for 2014-2015 or newer:
Must complete 4 (12 credits) upper division elective courses (courses numbered 300 or higher) in addition to those listed above.
These electives must include at least one course from each of three of the following content areas:
Courts and Law
Please see a list of courses under each of the categories listed: CJ Electives By Category
CJ 393 Internship cannot be used to satisfy this requirement but may be used to satisfy the University requirement of 48 upper division credit hours.
Additional BCJ Online Information
Enough upper division courses are offered such that students may complete the BCJ at a distance by using the Canvas platform.
Each semester, a small number of upper division Criminal Justice courses are offered online.
Courses offered each semester may be found by visiting this link – Look up Classes.
Selecting the link for the appropriate campus, semester and CJ department. Online classes are identified with a yellow sticky note.
The requirements for any student registering for these courses are:
- Admission as a degree seeking undergraduate student at the Main Campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces;
- Formal designation with the College of Arts and Sciences as a degree seeking Bachelor of Criminal Justice student.
For additional course registration information please contact the individual responsible at your institution for coordinating with the NMSU distance education program or contact the NMSU College of Extended Learning.