Academic catalog

Browse the curriculum, course descriptions and requirements for the Criminal Justice (online) program in our academic catalog.

Protect and serve

Looking to advance in your career or start a new one? The online criminal justice degree program is a great solution for those with family and work obligations. It's designed for both new students and those already working in the field. In this program, you'll learn about law and the courts, criminology, victimology, psychology and political studies from nationally recognized experts. Full-time students enrolled in this the bachelor’s in criminal justice program also have the opportunity to complete a semester-long internship in Washington, D.C.

What you'll learn in the online criminal justice degree program

  • A holistic approach to crime and criminal behavior
  • Cross-disciplinary courses and how they influence the field of criminal justice
  • Field-based exercises blending theoretical knowledge with practical experience

Career opportunities

Prepare for a successful career in a variety of fields with an online bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Whether you are starting a new career, or you want to advance in your current job, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can open the door to many remarkable criminal justice careers, including:

  • Victim advocate/services
  • Corrections officer
  • Private security
  • Juvenile justice/delinquency prevention

You may also choose to continue your education by earning an M.S. in criminal justice administration, and pursue one of the following careers:

  • Defense attorney
  • Prosecutor
  • Court reporter
  • Judge
  • Paralegal

This is only a small list of careers options you can choose from. Earning an online criminal justice degree can open the door to many remarkable career paths.

Estimated tuition

Tuition for an undergraduate online student is estimated to cost $8,850 annually.

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