BS in Criminal Justice – Corrections and Human Services Foundations for Rehabilitation and Restoration


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you long to become an effective advocate for community-based criminal justice reform? Would you like to help deserving individuals find an alternative to traditional sentencing or help with programs that reduce recidivism, the rate of returning to crime? If this sounds interesting, then Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice – Corrections and Human Services degree might be for you. The industry needs people with a heart for reform, rehabilitation, and restoration – is that you? If so, partner with us and start pursuing your criminal justice degree today!

Our online corrections and human services degree will provide you with a strong foundational understanding of the history, philosophy, and practical issues that influence our criminal justice systems. Designed to be completed in 3.5 years and offered online, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college – because our goal is to support you as both a student and professional.

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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

Liberty’s online bachelor’s in criminal justice degree will help you gain an understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice system. Throughout your criminal justice online program, you will study the constitutional, procedural, and structural differences of the federal criminal justice and representative systems.

This corrections and human services program is specifically designed for individuals who want to work on the restorative side of the criminal justice process. You can learn new theories and programs that have been developed to help reform offenders. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be a positive agent of change in the criminal justice system.

Additionally, our bachelor’s in criminal justice is offered entirely online with no on-campus requirements. This allows you to continue serving your church, family, and community while completing your correction specialist education online. If you want to make a difference, this program can help you attain your goals in the post-release community corrections field.

Liberty University’s online bachelor’s in criminal justice is designed to teach you about each phase of the criminal justice system from entry to trial. Throughout this degree, you can learn from professors who have experience — often in the courtroom or corrections field as well as the classroom. Our corrections degree classes provide learners with a practical approach to studying issues within the corrections system in addition to engaging in exciting research projects and case studies.

With an undergraduate criminal justice degree from Liberty University, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge and in-demand skills you need to prepare you for future careers in corrections. This training includes exposure to:

  • Current issues and problems in American law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems.
  • Evidence-based community corrections programs.
  • New philosophies within corrections to establish successful rehabilitation programs in the community and outside of traditional prison settings.
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in crisis intervention.

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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.