Criminal Justice Certificate Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Not Applicable
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Your First Steps Toward a Career in Public Service with an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

Our online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice provides foundational training in key aspects of the criminal justice system. A certificate can help you be better prepared for certification or promotion opportunities, as you are able to 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 careers by obtaining a credential designed to boost their résumé. Our Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice can give you the head start you need to go further in your field. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Online Program?

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 will have access to valuable resources to further your education and training. Additionally, you’ll benefit from professors who have years of experience in the field, and who proudly teach each course from a Christian worldview.

What Will You Learn in the Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Online Program?

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

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

Required Courses

  • CJUS 200 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJUS 230 – Criminal Justice Writing and Research
  • CJUS 300 – Administration of Justice Organizations
  • CJUS 320 – Corrections
  • CJUS 330 – Judicial Process
  • CJUS 340 – Criminology


Certificate Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Benefits of our Online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Earning your online certificate from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 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!
  • You can complete this Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice online in just 1 or 2 semesters.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Information

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative combined GPA from all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**Please note: You cannot be accepted for this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.