Criminal Justice Student

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Residential Program

The B.S. in Criminal Justice provides a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in a wide variety of criminal justice-related fields. Whether pursuing an entry-level position or currently employed and seeking completion of a four-year degree, students will be equipped to become leaders in their fields.

Academic Information


  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Homeland Security
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Intelligence

Credit Hours

  • 120 total hours minimum
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty University
  • 50 percent (24 hrs) of major must be taken through Liberty University
  • 30 hours of upper-level courses are a required part of the 120 total hours


  • Juvenile Justice: CJUS 310
  • Corrections: CJUS 320
  • Judicial Process: CJUS 330
  • Criminal Law: CJUS 400
  • Criminal Investigations I: CJUS 420

*Law enforcement personnel who can document successful completion from an accredited police officer school in their state may earn up to 14 credit hours toward their degree. Military experience may also be evaluated for potential college credit. An Academy Program is offered to a student in their last semester of school which would count as 14 credit hours and allow the student to graduate from both the Criminal Justice Program and the Regional Police Academy.

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plans

Career Opportunities

  • Criminologist
  • Customs Service Inspector
  • Detective
  • Federal Agent
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Military Service