Bachelor’s in Juvenile Justice Degree Shaping the Future of At-Risk Youth


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you passionate about promoting peace and security? Do you want to understand the delicate internal workings of the juvenile justice system? Are you looking to make a positive impact on the youth in your community?

If that sounds like you, Liberty can help! Our online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice – Juvenile Justice degree provides foundational training in juvenile delinquency and corrections. You’ll study core topics in criminal justice as well as learn how to work specifically with children and adolescents who have committed crimes.

Maybe you want to work in the field as a law enforcement officer, or perhaps you’d prefer a role in a juvenile detention center or program. Either way, Liberty can help you develop the skills needed to pursue a rewarding career and carry out justice at the local, state, and federal levels.

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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

At Liberty, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform the world. We don’t just offer college degrees — we seek to Train Champions for Christ and equip qualified professionals who can live out biblical principles in the workplace.

Whether you are currently serving in the juvenile justice system or looking to start a new career, our bachelor’s degree in juvenile justice can help you stand out as a Christ-centered, ethical, and value-driven professional. With this program, you can prepare to excel as a leader in courts, corrections, and policing.

Our juvenile justice degree is available online, and the classes have no set login times. We offer the flexibility you need to achieve your academic goals without putting your life on hold.

Liberty’s online juvenile justice degree dives into the historical, philosophical, and practical issues that have shaped America’s criminal justice system. In this program, you’ll study under professors who have years of experience in the classroom and courtroom, as well as directly in the field.

Our core courses introduce a variety of important topics, such as criminology, the judicial process, terrorism, criminal law, and constitutional criminal procedure. You can also learn how to research and write case briefings, formal reports, and memoranda. Our goal is to help strengthen your leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills so you can serve effectively in your desired career field.

With our juvenile justice specialization, you can customize your degree and further hone your skill set. You’ll analyze various correctional measures that are used with criminals, such as electronic monitoring, boot camps, and restorative justice programs. In addition to exploring intervention strategies, you’ll learn about methods for preventing crime.

Other topics of study include:

  • Factors that negatively affect children and adolescents and cause delinquency, such as individual traits, broken homes, and peer pressure.
  • Legal and ethical issues surrounding the juvenile justice system.
  • Methods for controlling and preventing juvenile delinquency.
  • The use of punishment to promote rehabilitation, deterrence, incapacitation, and/or retribution.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.