Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% can be transferred
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Take your First Steps towards a Career in Crime Scene Investigation!

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in Crime Scene Investigation or are you looking to expand your current knowledge in the criminal justice or forensics field? Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Crime Scene Investigation will set you on a path of success by not only developing your professional skills but also by helping you gain an understanding of the delicate internal workings of the justice system. With core courses in Criminal Justice Ethics, the Judicial Process, and Administration of Justice Organizations, you will build strong foundational knowledge in Criminal Justice systems. The Crime Scene Investigation program will allow you to focus on building the foundational knowledge and skills in crime scene investigation and forensics.

At Liberty University, we have created our CSI college program with your success in mind. The Crime Scene Investigation program was created to provide you with a strong understanding of the field and the skills necessary to strengthen your ability to develop and analyze forensics law. Designed to be completed in four years or less, and being offered 100% online, our program will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Crime Scene Investigation Degree?

Liberty University’s Crime Scene Investigation Degree is designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life so that you can effectively assess and investigate crime scenes while also making a strong impact on those around you.

At Liberty University, 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 Crime Scene Investigation field, or you are looking to start a new career, our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, moral, ethical, and value-driven professional. 

Best Online Bachelors in Criminal Justice

Throughout this program, you will:

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

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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).

For more information on eligibility and claiming this discount, please visit the Emergency Response Personnel Discount Page.

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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 an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

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:

*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 a Crime Scene Investigation 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, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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!
  • The Crime Scene Investigation Degree is regionally 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.