Potomac State College CJ BAS Online Program Ranked #7 Nationwide

West Virginia University Potomac State College was recently informed that its criminal justice (CJ) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) online degree is rated as one of the most affordable programs nationwide. The program is ranked No. 7 in, “The 25 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice Studies” by TheBestSchools.org.

The College offers the third and fourth years of the BAS degree completely online making it flexible and convenient for working professionals.  Students who have already earned an Associate of Applied Science degree can complete the criminal justice degree in as little as 18 months by taking advantage of Prior Learning Assessment.  Students may also be permitted to receive credit for professional/academy training, work experience and military training. 

“Our online program is perfect for the working adult. We offer convenience, quality curriculum, and preparation for real world situations. We currently have learners from all areas of the criminal justice field including, sheriff's departments, the court system, community corrections, and institutional corrections,” said Heidi Samuels, associate professor of criminal justice.

The CJ specific courses are designed in an eight-week, accelerated format, while other online courses span the entire semester. 

The College maintains articulation agreements with several two-year institutions to facilitate seamless transfer of associate degrees and offers scholarships for students in West Virginia and some neighboring states. 

TheBestSchools.org was founded in 2011, and is an independent organization comprised of a variety of professionals who believe that learning transforms lives.  They use a multi-criteria optimization algorithm to analyze data supplied to the federal government by colleges and universities.  A sampling of considerations include: academic excellence, faculty scholarship, reputation, affordability, strength of online instruction, and quality of post-graduation life, to name a few.

With a focus on secondary and higher education, TheBestSchools.org primarily research and write about online and on-campus colleges and universities as they strive to provide the best resources to learners as a way of helping them make knowledgeable and informed decisions about their futures.  The link to their article can be found at: https://thebestschools.org/rankings/most-affordable-online-bachelors-degrees-criminal-justice/

For more information about Potomac State’s CJ BAS online degree, visit potomacstatecollege.edu or contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 800.262.7332, or email them at Go2PSC@mail.wvu.edu.

Potomac State College is Ranked Seventh Most Affordable College is Nation