SWOSU-Sayre Adds Criminal Justice Degree


SWOSU-Sayre is adding an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in criminal justice.  

Registrar Kim Seymour said the program is expected to benefit employees who work in the corrections industry, law enforcement agencies and other related fields.

“Students who provide proof of Corrections Corporations of America training completion will be awarded 32 credit hours toward the new degree,” Seymour said.  “The degree only requires 65 hours, so corrections employees with CCA training have completed half the degree before taking a single college class.”

In order to receive the 32 credit hours, a student must provide documentation and pay an advance standing fee of $160.

Employees with the degree could be eligible for promotions and pay raises at corrections facilities, such as the Northfork Correctional Facility in Sayre. 

Seymour also said SWOSU-Sayre accepts transfer credit from other colleges and universities for all its degrees, including the new criminal justice degree, regardless of how long ago the credit was earned. And, SWOSU-Sayre has an open-door admissions policy, so students who did not graduate from high school or earn a GED are eligible to enroll.

Enrollment for the spring semester begins October 15. Classes begin January 10.

For information about the criminal justice degree, contact the SWOSU-Sayre Registrar’s Office at 580.928.5533 or stop by the campus at 409 East Mississippi in Sayre.