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Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Your First Steps Toward a Career in Crime Scene Investigation!

Liberty University created the CSI online program with your success in mind. Our Crime Scene Investigation program was designed to provide you with a strong understanding of the criminal justice field and the skills necessary to develop and analyze forensics law. Offered 100% online, our program’s flexibility allows you to graduate in four years or less without sacrificing your career — because our goal is to support you as both a student and a professional as you become a Champion for Christ. 

Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Investigation?

At Liberty, we are dedicated to excellence, and as a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, we have a history of innovation. Today, we put our experience to use providing you with an education that is not only at the forefront of forensics, but affordable as well. Our goal as a nonprofit Christian university is to provide you with the tools you need to lead in the Criminal Justice field with strength and integrity — as a true Champion for Christ

What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?

Through Liberty’s B.S. in Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Investigation degree program, you will learn both the scientific and analytical aspects of forensics. Our professors have real-world experience in forensics and Criminal Justice, allowing them to teach you practical skills you can apply directly to your profession. They will also help you understand how the workings of the Criminal Justice system relate to and influence Crime Scene Investigation. 

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Crime Scene Investigation Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue a Crime Scene Investigation degree? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Generous Discount 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 Towns/Kopis Emergency Response Tuition Discount was created to take ease some of the financial burdens of tuition from the men and woman who work in public service. As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You,’ we proudly provide you with the following benefit:

  • A 25% tuition discount.
  • Opportunity for 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).

Potential Career Options with a Crime Scene Investigation Degree

Our Crime Scene Investigation Degree is designed to help lead you to a career in a diverse and challenging atmosphere in Crime Scene Investigation. Potential career fields include:

  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Senior Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Project Coordinator
  • Criminalist

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts 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. 

Benefits of Liberty’s Crime Scene Investigation Bachelors Degree

  • 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! Our program ranked as the #2 Best Online Criminal Justice Program according to!
  • Ranked as the #2 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science by, Liberty University’s online tuition rates have not risen in three years!
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in Crime Scene Investigation field from across the country.

You can review our other Criminal Justice concentrations by visiting our B.S. in Criminal Justice degree page.