BS in Criminal Justice – Public Administration Degree Uniting Law Enforcement & Government


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you in search of a degree program that combines your interest in law enforcement and corrections with training in government and the public sector? Maybe a criminal justice administration degree is the focus of your search, but you also see a benefit to taking public administration courses. Perhaps you are looking for a degree that you can use to work at a federal agency, like the Department of Justice. If so, Liberty’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice – Public Administration may be for you!

Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree can set you on a path to success by helping you develop your professional and managerial skills. Our online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management – public administration was created to provide you with a strong foundation in the skills necessary to succeed in criminal justice and government positions.

Designed to be completed in 4 years or less, Liberty’s BS in Criminal Justice – Public Administration degree is offered completely online, giving you the ability to remain active in your job and your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

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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

Our online degree in public administration and criminal justice seeks to prepare students for careers of service at police departments and varying levels of government. At Liberty University, we strive to produce Christ-centered graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to impact the world.

If you are looking for a degree that can prepare you to work in public administration or criminal justice, our online criminal justice and public administration bachelor’s degree can help you stand out as an ethical and value-driven professional. Partner with Liberty and become a force for positive change in the criminal justice system — someone who is capable of shaping the policies that govern correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies.

Throughout this program, you can become equipped with the tools you need to strengthen your leadership and public administration skills. Additionally, you can gain an understanding of social issues and strategies for facilitating needed change in criminal justice systems. Lastly, you will become familiar with the content of specific laws, rules, and regulations imposed by government agencies on the private sector.

In our online criminal justice administration bachelor’s degree program, you can learn from professors with real-world experience who want you to succeed. Our professors will help you develop skills in administration, public finances, and service-oriented leadership. Through our online criminal justice administration courses, you can be prepared to lead with confidence.

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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.