BS In Criminal Justice Online Degree Program Page
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
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Take the Next Step in Your Career with an Online Criminal Justice Degree

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science 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 will prepare you for future certification and promotion opportunities through the development of excellent oral and written communication skills, which are vital in both professional and personal settings. Additionally, our online criminal justice degree courses will equip you with an in-depth understanding of substantive and procedural criminal law. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Criminal Justice Degree?

Liberty’s bachelor’s 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. Throughout your criminal justice online program, you will study 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 bachelor’s in criminal justice is offered entirely online with no requirement to come to our campus. This allows you to continue serving your community or business while continuing your education online.

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

Liberty University’s online bachelor’s in criminal justice is designed to teach students each phase of the criminal justice system from entry to trial. You will learn from professors who have experience — often in the courtroom or corrections field in addition to the classroom. 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, so you can tailor your degree to one that best fits your 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 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice online offers many of the classes needed to apply your knowledge in these professions.

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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 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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. 

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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 First Response Tuition Discount was created to take some of the financial burdens of tuition off of the men and women 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 First Responders Discount Page.

Potential Career Options with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

A bachelor’s in criminal justice degree online from Liberty University is an excellent choice for those wishing to be or are currently law-enforcement officers, probation officers, or other civil servants.  

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

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.

Highlights of Our Online Criminal Justice Degree 

  • By earning your online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 online has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • 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!

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Those interested in other government-related fields outside of criminal justice should consider exploring our bachelor’s degrees in government or paralegal studies.

Admission Requirements for Online Criminal Justice Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. 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
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.