Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Criminal Justice Online

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Take the next step in your career with a Criminal Justice Degree Online

Our Criminal Justice degree is a great option for career Law Enforcement Officers and those who are wanting to excel in career opportunities within the Criminal Justice System. 

Liberty University’s Bachelors in Criminal Justice degree online is designed to help you build strong leadership and managerial skills so that you can be successful in any position within the Criminal Justice system. Our Criminal Justice degree online may also help you with future promotional and certification opportunities through the development of excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate in both professional and personal environments. The course content within our Criminal Justice degree will equip you with the skills needed to discern the unique characteristics that differentiate substantive and procedural criminal law, as well as the interplay between the two.

Why Liberty’s Criminal Justice Degree Online?

Liberty’s Bachelors in Criminal Justice online will help you gain an understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system and its response to different types of crime. You will gain a firm foundational understanding of the constitutional, procedural, and organizational differences of the federal criminal justice and representative systems.

Many students pursuing this program are full-time law-enforcement officers or other working professionals who need the flexibility to complete their Bachelors in Criminal Justice. Our Criminal Justice degree is offered completely online with no requirement to come to our campus. This allows you to continue servicing your community or business while continuing your education online.

Those interested in other government-related fields outside of the criminal justice system may be interested in exploring our bachelor degrees in Government or Paralegal Studies.

Other highlights of the Bachelors in Criminal Justice Degree Online

  • By earning your Criminal Justice degree from a non-profit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.


  • BS: Criminal Justice - Homeland Security is #1 in Best Online Homeland Security Degree Programs according to
  • Ranked #2 best online Bachelors in Criminal Justice by
  • Ranked as one of the most affordable online Criminal Justice degrees by



Criminal Justice Degree Online Program Format

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

Bachelors in Criminal Justice Degree Information and Requirements

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue our Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online Program? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • No application fee for service members or veterans.
  • College credit for military training.


Generous Discount for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

Liberty University is committed to providing a world-class education and aims to help students achieve their educational goals, in whatever way we can. The Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens of tuition off of the men and woman who work in public service. As Liberty University's way of saying 'Thank You', we proudly provide you with the following benefits:

  • A 25% tuition discount.
  • College credit for training and life experience.
  • Personalized service throughout your educational journey.
  • Potential stacking with other tuition benefits (Corporate Advantage Program or Military Benefits.)

For more information on eligibility and claiming this discount, please visit the Emergency Response Personnel Discount Page.

Potential Career Options with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

  • Administration
  • Casework
  • Corrections
  • Police Detective
  • Probation Officer

A Bachelors in Criminal Justice online from Liberty University is a great choice for those wishing to be or are current law-enforcement officers, probation officers, or other civil servants Your classes will give you background knowledge of the various parts of the criminal justice system including Juvenile Justice, Judicial Process, Criminology, and Criminal Investigations. Imagine a rewarding career as a juvenile probation officer, detective, or state trooper. The Bachelors in Criminal Justice online offers many of the classes needed to apply your knowledge in these professions.


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.