Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 100% online program, is designed to help you build strong leadership and managerial skills to qualify for future promotional opportunities and certifications through the development of excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate in both professional and personal environments. You will be equipped to discern the unique characteristics that differentiate substantive and procedural criminal law, as well as the interplay between the two.

This program will help you gain an understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system and its response to different types of crime, as you learn to identify the constitutional, procedural, and organizational differences of the federal criminal justice and representative systems.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor degrees in Government or Paralegal Studies.


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.

Degree Information and Requirements


Specializations

  • Business Administration and Management

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Business Administration and Management, 100% online program, prepares you for an effective career in the modern world of business and criminal justice. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills regarding upholding the law, organizational administration, and financial workings within the criminal justice system.

    Courses you will have the opportunity to explore include:

    • Business law.
    • Principles of management.
    • Judicial process.
    • Criminology.

    Potential Career Fields

    • Casework
    • Court and Appeals Processes
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Law Enforcement Administration
    • Probation & Parole
    • Social Services
    • The Armed Forces

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  • Crime Scene Investigation

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Crime Scene Investigation, 100% online program, provides a solid foundation of both knowledge and skills to equip you for a career in the criminal investigative field. You will develop a foundational understanding of law enforcement, the internal workings of the criminal justice system, and its response to different types of crime.

    This program will increase your understanding of:

    • Introduction to forensics.
    • Crime scene photography.
    • Crime scene management.
    • Computer and cyber forensics.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Crime Scene Technician
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Senior Forensic Analyst
    • Forensic Project Coordinator
    • Criminalist

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  • Criminal Psychology

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Criminal Psychology, 100% online program, is designed to strengthen your investigative and cognitive ability to understand the thoughts and intentions of the criminal mind, emphasizing the importance of applying ethics to practices. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills regarding mental health and behavior of criminals, as well as how to effectively assess and counsel individuals within the justice system.

    Courses will provide you additional training in:

    • Crisis intervention.
    • Behavior management.
    • Abnormal psychology.
    • Psychology of criminal behavior.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Criminal Psychologist
    • Criminologist
    • Police Detective
    • Casework
    • Corrections Officer
    • Probation & Parole

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  • General

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- General, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent criminal justice program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific specialization, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • The judicial process.
    • Juvenile justice.
    • Criminal investigations.
    • Criminology.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Administration
    • Casework
    • Corrections
    • Counseling
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Probation & Parole
    • Social Services
    • Private/Corporate Security
    • State and Local Police and Sheriff
    • Homeland Defense

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  • Homeland Security

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Homeland Security, 100% online program, is designed to help you develop professional skills in research and development, with a focus in security, transportation disaster response, anti-terrorism, and intelligence. You will gain an understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system to serve effectively in all levels of government.

    • Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:
    • Incident command system and emergency planning.
    • Critical infrastructure protection.
    • Behavioral dimensions of disaster.
    • Criminology.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Counterterrorism
    • Cybersecurity
    • Domestic and International Terrorism
    • Citizenship and Immigration Services 
    • Transportation Security

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  • Juvenile Justice

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Juvenile Justice, 100% online program, is a youth corrections program that emphasizes the understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system and its response to youth in the criminal system. You will develop professional skills in correctional procedures, as well as cultural and sociological diversity, ensuring the most relevant and comprehensive information needed to impact the lives of today’s youth.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Juvenile Corrections.
    • Community based corrections.
    • Delinquency and crime prevention.
    • Legal and ethical issues in juvenile justice.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Youth Correctional Officer Casework
    • Juvenile Probation Officer
    • Youth Service Worker/Coordinator
    • Outreach Counselor

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  • Public Administration

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Public Administration, 100% online program, is designed to strengthen your leadership and public management skills as you learn to develop responses and solutions to difficult situations. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills regarding the management and structure of the criminal justice system as it relates to controversial issues and the general public.

    Courses will provide you additional training in:

    • Public finance and budgeting.
    • Government regulation of business.
    • Advanced public administration.
    • Criminal justice ethics.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Policy Analysis and Implementation
    • Community Services Coordinator
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Local Government
    • Public Servant

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  • Strategic Intelligence

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice- Strategic Intelligence, 100% online program, emphasizes leadership and managerial skills with a strong foundation in criminal law and a focus on intelligence and national security.  You will gain foundational knowledge and skills to accurately examine and analyze criminal trends and patterns, to counter criminal behavior and terrorism with tactical efforts.

    You also will develop skills relevant in:

    • Counter terrorism.
    • Intelligence analysis.
    • Military intelligence.
    • Strategic intelligence.

    Potential Career Fields
    • International Intelligence
    • Law Enforcement
    • Military Intelligence
    • Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

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