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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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:

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

Certificate in Corrections

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Justice Networking

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Law Enforcement

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post-Master's Certificate in Criminal Justice

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  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
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Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Corrections Management

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration

Earn your degree in Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration from National University...

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

    None

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

Certificate in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Certificate provides you with the fundamentals of the criminal justice system, American juvenile justice, crime, and criminal behavior and policing. CCU's distinctive cur...

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

    Undenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per semester credit

Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit

The Criminal Justice department at Lanier Technical College offers a Criminal Justice Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit program that can be completed online. The certificate program is de...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Correctional Officer Certificate of Completion

Lansing Community College offers a Correctional Officer Certificate of Completion program that can be completed online. The online program’s flexible course schedules allow students to finish cour...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice Certificate

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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Online Graduate Certificate--Criminal Justice Certification

Marquette University offers an online Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration suited best for officers in law enforcement, corrections or probation and inpiduals who interact with ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Jesuit Roman Catholic
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Applied Intelligence

Earn your degree in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University ...

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

    Roman Catholic Church

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

Conservation Criminology Graduate Certificate

Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate in Conservation Criminology to both non-degree seeking students and those who are interested in taking this certificate curriculum as a part...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Information Assurance & Security Officer Essentials

Earn your degree in Information Assurance & Security Officer Essentials from Missouri University of Science and Technology...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration Certificate

Earn your degree in Criminal Justice: Corrections Administration Certificate from Monroe Community College ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Criminal Justice Certificate of Proficiency

Ocean County College offers an online Criminal Justice Certificate of Proficiency which represents recognition of the professional who does not plan to enter a degree program.  Likewise, it m...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    34
  • Credit Type:

Advanced Crime Analysis

Portland State University offers an Advanced Crime Analysis Certificate that is well suited for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge on criminal justice and increase their career opport...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    24
  • Credit Type:

CART/captioning Certificate program

Earn your degree in CART/captioning Certificate program from Denver Academy of Court Reporting ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:

Corrections Certificate

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) offers a Corrections Certificate for those seeking employment in a correctional institution. The certificate equips students with the knowledge and skills n...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

Certificate of Completion in Law Enforcement Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Law Enforcement Technology program is designed as a preparatory certificate to provide participants with up-to-date, industry-specific training that will enh...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management

Earn your degree in Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management from Saint Leo University...

  • 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:

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