Distance Education

Online Opportunities

Students can take courses or earn a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from a nationally recognized leader in criminological research and education in a completely online format.

Online courses provide students with more flexibility and control over their schedule, freeing up time for work, traditional courses, or other life responsibilities.

Online Undergraduate Courses

At UNL we offer several online courses every term to better meet the needs of students in a technologically advanced world. 

Take online courses in criminology and criminal justice through any University of Nebraska campus (UNO, UNL, or UNK) and the credits you earn count towards the Bachelor’s degree.  Use the Intercampus Enrollment Form to start the process, if you want to take courses offered by an NU campus other than your home campus (e.g., UNL student wanting to take an online class from UNO or UNK).

Fully Online Degree Programs

Our highly regarded and nationally recognized faculty teach classes and work with students in four online degree programs and one certificate program at the University of Nebraska. 

  • All required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice can be taken online through UNO.  Students may also take other online courses through UNL or UNK that will apply towards the Bachelor's degree using the University of Nebraska Intercampus Enrollment Form

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a 120 hour program designed to meet the needs of working professionals, traditional students, and students located around the world by providing education access and flexibility in an online format. For UNO degree requirements, click here.

  • The University of Nebraska Omaha offers a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree completion program for students 21 and older.  Students may earn a concentration or a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Additional questions can be directed to the Division of Continuing Studies at UNO  unodcs@unomaha.edu or 402-554-2370.
  • The University of Nebraska-Kearney offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program designed for students who have already earned an associate’s degree or who have completed the majority of their general education courses.  Additional questions can be directed to Tami Fosher, Distance Education Coordinator, UNK Department of Criminal Justice.
  • The University of Nebraska Omaha offers a Masters of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice degree designed to meet the needs of working professionals and traditional students by providing educational access and flexibility in an online format.  Additional questions can be directed to Lisa Sample, Ph.D., Masters Program Chair, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice.
  • The University of Nebraska Omaha also offers a Graduate Certificate in Managing Juvenile and Adult Populations that is a unique program specifically designed for professionals working with juveniles and adults who are in contact with the criminal justice system as victims, offenders, or family members.  The certificate is offered jointly with the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work.