BS in Criminal Justice – Criminal Psychology Study and Evaluate the Criminal Mind


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you love learning about human behavior? Are you passionate about promoting justice and protecting the innocent? Do you want to make the world a safer, fairer place for all people?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a career in criminal psychology may be right for you! Criminal psychologists seek to understand how the criminal mind works, making them an important asset in the legal system. They often use their expertise to help track down suspects, solve criminal cases, and prevent future crimes from taking place.

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice – Criminal Psychology will help you launch an exciting, rewarding career in criminal psychology. With training from our seasoned faculty, you can strengthen your investigative skills and gain a firm understanding of criminal thoughts, behaviors, and motives.

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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

As far as online colleges for criminal psychology go, we believe Liberty University stands out. Our program has been designed to help integrate ethical, biblical principles into your professional life. If you are looking for a career that will help you effectively assess and counsel individuals within the justice system while also making a strong impact on those around you, our online criminal psychology degree can help you get there.

Liberty’s criminal psychology courses online are informed by cutting-edge research and are taught by professors with real-world experience in criminal justice. Our faculty are passionate about what they do, knowledgeable in their field, and committed to your success. After completing this degree, you’ll be prepared to either enter the workforce or pursue a higher degree. Whatever your goals are, we’re here to help you achieve them.

You want to pursue a college degree – but maybe you worry that school will get in the way of your other commitments and priorities. That’s where our online programs come in. At Liberty, you can complete your classes from the comfort of your home and log into your courses when it’s most convenient for you. Most importantly, you can stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, job, church, and community — while earning a degree that can help jumpstart your career.

At Liberty, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently serving in the criminal psychology field or looking to start a new career, our BS in Criminal Psychology will help you excel in the workplace with biblical principles and ethical leadership skills.

In this program, you’ll gain in-demand skills that can boost your résumé and help you stand out to employers. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to lead with excellence in the world of criminal psychology.

Build a solid foundation in essential areas of study. This degree offers a mix of psychology, criminal justice, and government courses. You’ll learn how to write case briefings, memoranda, and formal reports. You’ll also study important aspects of the criminal justice system, including juvenile justice, the judicial process, ethics, criminal law, and criminal investigations.

Explore topics in psychology that are directly related to criminal justice, such as substance abuse, behavior management, abnormal psychology, and crisis intervention. Our faculty will help you understand why criminals behave the way they do. With this knowledge, you can help shape the future of our criminal justice system for the better.

Learn about the historical, philosophical, and practical issues that impact criminal justice in America. In this program, you’ll have the chance to complete hands-on projects and use the knowledge gained in your courses to solve real-world problems.

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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.