Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Enhance Your Career Potential Online


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Our online Criminal Justice Certificate provides foundational training in key aspects of the criminal justice system. A certificate can help you be better prepared for certification or promotion opportunities. Throughout this program, you can hone the oral and written communication skills vital to success in both professional and personal settings.

Our online Criminal Justice Certificate program is tailored to help law enforcement officers and civilians advance their careers by obtaining a credential designed to boost their résumé. As one of our criminal justice students, you can get the head start you need to go further in the field.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

By pursuing our 100% online Criminal Justice Certificate, you can further your education while staying connected with your family and workplace responsibilities. We strive to provide you with a quality education that’s affordable and flexible. By enrolling in our certificate program, you can have access to valuable resources to further your education and training. Additionally, you can benefit from professors who have years of experience in the field and proudly teach each course from a Christian worldview.

Our criminal justice classes provide an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States and introduce ethical critical thinking skills and training for various public policy situations. You can use these skills to engage in research and writing that apply to a career in law enforcement. You can also learn about the administrative side of the criminal justice system, as well as substantive and procedural criminal law.

Additionally, you can focus on topics like the judicial process, corrections, and crime from a philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspective. Through the various skills learned in our criminal justice online certificate, you can take your career to the next level.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.