Bachelors In Criminal Justice Degree
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Uphold the Law with Integrity and Excellence in Our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program

You have a desire to protect your community, and our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree prepares you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed in your law enforcement career. Throughout our criminal justice bachelor’s degree program, you will learn from experienced law enforcement officers who are passionate about teaching you the skills you need to serve your community with integrity and excellence.

Our B.S. in Criminal Justice program provides you with opportunities to apply what you have learned through realistic simulations, internships with leading police departments, and special programs like Justice Project DNA testing. Partner with us and learn to protect your community as a Champion for Christ.

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice?

Our criminal justice program offers a bachelor’s degree rooted in practical experience in the classroom and beyond. Throughout your time as a student with us, you will be mentored by professors with experience in a variety of law enforcement agencies who care about you as an individual. Our professors will help you grow into a capable, virtuous officer who upholds the law with justice and compassion.

At Liberty, our mission is to prepare you to impact the world for Christ, wherever God calls you. We believe in combining a quality education with an emphasis on biblical values and a dedication to excellence, and our bachelor’s in criminal justice program teaches innovative law enforcement practices based on research and the justice and love of Christ.

What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Criminal Justice Degree Program?

In our B.S. in Criminal Justice degree, you will learn important legal and procedural concepts that are reinforced through hands-on experience. Our professors have served in law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the Virginia Beach Police Department, and are dedicated to preparing you with the knowledge and skills you need to protect your community and yourself in the field.

In our criminal justice bachelor’s degree program, you will study theoretical concepts underpinning law enforcement, such as judicial process, criminology, and ethics. You will synthesize and apply what you have learned in classes like criminal investigation and interrogation. These courses offer real-world simulations supervised by current state troopers and FBI agents.

Download and review the B.S. in Criminal Justice Degree Completion Plan.

Featured Courses

CJUS 320 – Corrections

CJUS 340 – Criminology

CJUS 405 – Interview and Interrogation

CJUS 420 – Criminal Investigations

Degree Info
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Admission Requirements


Advanced Investigative Studies

Crime Scene Investigation

Homeland Security

Juvenile Justice

Public Administration 

Strategic Intelligence Studies

Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Degree Program

  • We were awarded an Illuminate Grant for Justice Project DNA testing equipment and training, allowing students under the supervision of professors from our Criminal Justice, School of Law, and Biology departments to research cold cases and assist criminal justice reform advocates in exonerating wrongly convicted individuals.
  • Our bachelor’s in criminal justice degree produces graduates of distinction who have interned with agencies such as the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, Metropolitan Police Department, and NCIS. Our graduates have gained employment in with the U.S. Department of Defense, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), AECOM Defense Services Sector, and the Virginia State Police.
  • You will be taught by professors recognized for their excellence in teaching and who have served with the FBI, the Virginia Beach Police Department, and other distinguished law enforcement agencies.
  • Our program is rooted in the practical application of the theories you learn through simulations within the classroom and internships in the field.

Our Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Degree Information

  • Residential 
  • 120 total credit hours
  • You may Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree.
  • This bachelor’s degree program falls under our Helms School of Government.
  • View our bachelor’s in criminal justice Degree Completion Plan.
  • Find more information about our bachelor’s degree in criminal justice program in our course catalog.

Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Criminal Justice Graduates

  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Detective
  • Federal Agent serving in the CIA, DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals, or Secret Service
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Prosecutor’s Office Investigator

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.