Criminology and Criminal Justice, BMS

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $534.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) with an area of concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice focuses on the theories and practices found in crime prevention, law, investigation, policy and other areas of the criminal justice system. 

This program combines knowledge on current trends in criminal justice and criminology as it looks at society, government and corporate responses to crime on the local, national and international levels.

Students choose this program because:

  • The diverse academic experience, this degree combines courses from the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney campuses. Faculty have both real-life and research expertise in the field. 
  • They gain the knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, in areas such as law, political science and sociology. 
  • The distinct advantage of having an undergraduate degree with a concentration in criminal justice when looking for a job within the field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts sustained growth in the field of criminal justice, a field that is extremely diverse. The annual median pay for Police and Detectives was $61,600 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2016. On the other hand, the job outlook for Forensic Science Technicians was growing at 17% which is much faster than average. The continual demand for professionals in this field will guarantee graduates a job post-graduation.

Graduates of the online BMS degree with an area of concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice may find careers in a multitude of areas, including:

  • Corrections 
  • Court administration 
  • Education 
  • Juvenile justice 
  • Politics 
  • Security 
  • Social work 
  • Criminology 
  • Law enforcement 
  • Loss prevention 

More about the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS):

Nationally ranked as one of the top bachelor's programs in the United States from U.S. News and World Report, the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree (BMS) is a flexible, individualized degree program. In determining these rankings, U.S. News assesses programs on four general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation. The adaptable nature of the program provides students with the opportunity to design a personalized degree tailored to meet individual career goals, satisfy personal aspirations or prepare for graduate studies. This online degree program accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-traditional credit from formal training experiences that have been evaluated and approved by specific agencies and committees.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.