Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Arts (iLynn)

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 both new students and seasoned professionals.This online criminal justice degree program is designed for both new students and those already working in the field. Learn the fundamentals of criminology, ethics and justice, while exploring a range of relevant topics such as psychology and political science. Classes are available online, which makes it convenient for those with family and work obligations.

Once you have earned your criminal justice degree, you may go on to law school or start applying for a variety of criminal justice careers.

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

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

Curriculum & requirements

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iLynn criminal justice curriculum

This online criminal justice degree program exposes you to various aspects of existing law enforcement systems, judicial systems and correctional systems. It provides new students with a fundamental background in criminal justice, and offers seasoned professionals a deeper understanding of their field to help advance their careers.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 33 university core curriculum credits
  • 42 major credits
  • 45 elective credits

Course preview

PSY 100: Human Behavior
Learn how human beings function as individuals, within groups and as members of particular societies. Explore human behavior within the context of prosocial human behavior, abnormal human behavior and the result of maladaptive human behavior.

CRJ 302: Issues in Corrections
Study the nature of punishment and its purpose. Identify contemporary issues surrounding the legal and social construction of confinement against a backdrop of controversy, idealism and unfulfilled social promise, and review alternative correctional models.

CRJ 320 Criminology
Study the nature, extent, etiology and control of law-breaking behavior. Establish empirical knowledge about crime and its control, based upon qualitative and quantitative research that forms a basis for understanding, explanation, prediction, prevention and criminal justice policy.


Criminal justice jobs and careers

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:

  • Law enforcement
  • Victim advocate/services
  • Social welfare representative
  • Corrections officer
  • Criminologist
  • 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 a online criminal justice degree can open the door to many remarkable career paths.

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