List of Accredited Online Degrees

Colleges and Universities offer students the important degree option of earning a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice. Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline.

A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules. The concept of criminal justice is a blend of practices and organizations that carry out the learned goals. The long standing set of goals and ideas of a criminal justice program have originated from previous cultures, religious sects and improved awareness of mental disorders.

Criminology can be used in many aspects of modern society, and is in constant demand for well trained and educated professionals. A strict program of study will introduce students to the fundamentals of law, courts and corrections.

Law is a system of rules and regulations that provide the general population a standard of government. The law is established with two types of codes; civil law and criminal law. Civil law is the laws that govern incidents between individuals. Criminal law is the standard of behavior set for the betterment for society as a whole.

Courts serve as a venue from which individuals charged with an infraction of either civil or criminal law, can prove innocence, listen to testimony, plead, meet with defendants or prosecutors and administer sentencing. The propriety of the court is held by a judge, a jury and law enforcement staff.

Corrections serve as the institutions where individuals found guilty of a charge will serve out a sentence. A corrections facility can be minimum or high security dependent on the severity of the crime or guilty individuals can choose to serve out sentences on weekends or house arrest. Corrections officers are the law enforcement agents trained to oversee these prisons, jails or holding facilities.

Students pursuing a higher education in the area of Criminal Justice will use the curriculum as a solid foundation to supplement specialized courses in concentrations such as forensics, law enforcement, crime scene investigators, detectives, psychology, corrections officers, law, paralegal and many more.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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B.S. in Justice Studies

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies prepares students to enter careers in law enforcement, governmental and private agencies, research, social work, political sc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. in Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement is designed for students seeking to expand their understanding of the law, social order and justice. This program is p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. in Criminal Justice / Legal Studies

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Legal Studies emphasis is designed for students seeking to expand their understanding of the law, social order and justice. This program also prepa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BS - Criminal Justice

Whether you're just starting out or an experienced criminal justice professional, your time is valuable to us. We've designed our criminal justice program in a way that you may be eligible...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

MS - Criminal Justice

Help make a difference in your community and increase your effectiveness in the corrections field, judicial system, or law enforcement, with Capella University's online Master's in Crimina...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

PhD - Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice professionals tackle some of society's most difficult challenges. Working with courts, correctional facilities, and policing institutions, they step into different situations,...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

Liberty University has designed the Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice degree in an online format to suit the busy lifestyles of working adults.  The flexible online curriculum gives profe...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Liberty University has designed the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree in an online format to suit the busy lifestyles of working adults.  The flexible online curriculum gives pro...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Juvenile Justice

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Juvenile Justice is designed for individuals interested in working with youth corrections in thei...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice is intended for individuals that would like a broad criminal justice education that may be applied to a variety of careers within the criminal jus...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

Liberty University’s Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice program offers a broad criminal justice education that may be applied to many careers within the criminal justice system to stre...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement Administration

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement Administration offered by Ashford University is intended for individuals who wish to land a management position within the law enforcement field. Stu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA Social and Criminal Justice

Ashford University offers a BA Social and Criminal Justice intended for individuals who wish to work in law enforcement or the criminal justice field. Students enrolled in this degree program will...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA Social and Criminal Justice Criminal Investigations

Augment your Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice degree with a specialization in Criminal Investigations. Examine and understand principles of criminal liability and the acts, mental s...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice Cybercrime and Technology

Earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cybercrime. Increase your knowledg...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS Criminal Justice

Give back to your community when you earn your Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree online from Ashford University. This graduate degree program develops your skills in forensics and cyber...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Understanding the criminal mind and patterns associated with criminal behavior and activity can improve law enforcement response, enhance crime prevention efforts, and have a positive societal imp...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    90
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in criminal justice and a broad liberal arts education to help prepare you for a new career or advanc...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement

Examine the roles, responsibilities, issues, and trends related to contemporary law enforcement organizations. Explore evidence and proof. Study trial proceedings, constitutional concepts, and cri...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Juvenile Justice

Focus on the unique needs of youth in today's justice system. Examine sentencing, risk and needs assessment, psychology, intervention/diversion/prevention programs, communication and relations...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security

Examine the roots of terrorism, response methods to weapons of mass destruction and other disaster incidents, crisis negotiation, and conflict resolution. The program is designed to help prepare c...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminology

Regis' online bachelor's degree in Criminology is for professionals in criminal justice and other fields such as social work and public policy who want to help prevent and solve crimes by understa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    128
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Criminology

Our online MS in Criminology offers an advanced analysis of crime through studies of criminal behavior and the many factors—environmental, political, social, psychological, and cultural&mda...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Criminology

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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