Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Next Acceptance Deadline

Dec 20, 2017

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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.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or DoD employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tutition 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 log-in times.
  • No application fee for service members or veterans.
  • College credit for military training.

Accreditations and Awards


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


Potential Career Options

  • Administration
  • Casework
  • Corrections
  • Police Detective


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


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