Criminal Justice Online Education Program


Do you want to earn a degree in Criminal Justice 100% online? UW's Criminal Justice distance program is for you!

The Online Education program offers the necessary tools for a broad liberal arts education leading to success in a variety of Criminal Justice related professions.

We work closely with our community college partners to ensure that students can complete a 4-year degree at UW through our Completion Degree Program.

Completion Degree Program: As a prospective student at the University of Wyoming coming in with either an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or with the completion of the 3 core classes- you are on track to finish your Bachelor’s degree with us at the University of Wyoming!


Required core classes:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law


Student Statements



Amber Peterson

I started at the University of Wyoming with an associate's degree in-hand. What made UW appealing was the fact that I was able to get my bachelor's degree through their online education program. Had any in-person classes been required, I wouldn't have been able to attend UW primarily because I'm a mother of two, married, and have a full-time job in law enforcement in another town/county; traveling 2-3 hours for classes was not going to work. The online education program has been easy to manage; the website is easy to navigate, the instructors are very good at communicating the assignments and what is expected, and I was able to do the assignments at my own pace. That's the benefit of the online education program at UW, plus I've met some awesome instructors along the way that I've kept in contact with. Without the online education program at UW I wouldn't be able to graduate this Spring with my bachelor's degree. Having a degree from UW will help me in my career when being looked at for promotions. In law enforcement, you never stop learning and my education is something that can never be taken from me. Without UW's online education program, it wouldn't have been possible to get where I am. 


Sierra Hernandez

The Criminal Justice Distance Program at the University of Wyoming has helped me move one step closer to pursuing my career goals through flexibility and stimulation by linking my community college experience perfectly to my university experience. I really appreciated how easy it was to smoothly transfer into the learning atmosphere that the University of Wyoming offers. 

Contact Us

Adrienne Freng, Professor

Criminal Justice & Sociology

Arts & Sciences Bldg 309

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2307


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