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Criminal Justice Certificate Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Will Equip You for Public Service

Our online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice is designed to provide you with training and foundational knowledge of the working of the Criminal Justice System. With a 100% online format, you can obtain a well-rounded education without the worry of attending residential classes. Our online Criminal Justice certificate program is tailored to help law enforcement officers and civilians gain career advancement potential and further expertise within the criminal justice field. 

Through classes designed to test your knowledge, the Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice will give you a head start on the curriculum you need to become an expert in the field. You may roll this certificate into Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice online degree program. 

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

By pursuing our 100% online Criminal Justice certificate, you will be able to further your education while still managing your family, workplace, community, and church responsibilities.  Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. We strive to live up to those credentials by providing a quality, affordable and flexible education that you can be proud to have received. By enrolling in our certificate program, you will have access to an abundance of resources to further your education and knowledge as well as courses that are taught by 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?

By obtaining an online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice, you will begin the preparation process for the various situations you will face once immersed in your career.  Our classes will provide an overview of the entire criminal justice system in the United States while introducing essential critical thinking skills on ethical and public policy levels. Students will use such skills to engage in research and writing that applies to a career in law enforcement. 

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Benefits of the Online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

  • 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 three 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!
  • By earning your Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice from a nonprofit 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.
  • You can complete the online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice in about two semesters.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Eight-week courses, eight 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 for 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.