Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Program

Criminal Justice Degree

Admission Requirements  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers  |  Specializations 

Take the Next Step in Your Career with an Online Criminal Justice Degree

Liberty University’s Bachelor's 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 100% online Criminal Justice degree may also help you with future promotional and certification opportunities through the development of excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively in both professional and personal environments. The course content within our online 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 Choose Liberty’s Online Criminal Justice Degree?

Liberty’s Bachelors in Criminal Justice degree 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 learn a firm foundational knowledge of the constitutional, procedural, and organizational differences of the federal criminal justice and representative systems.

Many students pursuing our criminal justice degree program are full-time law-enforcement officers or other working professionals who need the flexibility to complete their education. Our Criminal Justice degree is offered entirely 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 should considerin exploring our bachelor degrees in Government or Paralegal Studies.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Criminal Justice Degree Program?

Liberty University's online Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice program curriculum is designed to teach students each phase of the criminal justice system from entry to trial. Students will learn from professors who have experience in the classroom, courtroom or corrections. Our criminal justice degree classes provide learners with a practical approach to studying criminal justice and include courses with exciting research projects and case studies. Our online criminal justice degree offers multiple specializations that are featured later on this page, so students can tailor their degree to one that best fits their career objectives.

Your classes will give you background knowledge of the various parts of the criminal justice system including Juvenile JusticeJudicial ProcessCriminology, 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.

Highlights of Our Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

  • By earning your online Criminal Justice degree from a non-profit university whose online programs 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 our Criminal Justice degree 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.

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, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
  • Potential college credit for military training.

Additional Benefits for Active Duty Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

Liberty University is committed to providing 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.

Online Criminal Justice Degree Awards

  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice degree - Homeland Security is #1 in Best Online Homeland Security Degree Programs according to
  • Ranked #2 best online Bachelors in Criminal Justice degree 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.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times

Online Criminal Justice Degree Information and Requirements

Potential Career Options with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

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

A Bachelors in Criminal Justice degree online from Liberty University is an excellent choice for those wishing to be or are current law-enforcement officers, probation officers, or other civil servants.  

Industry Outlook: Despite a recent reduction in crime rates, there is a demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety. Overall, the industry projects a 4 percent growth in employment opportunities over the next seven years.*

*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.