List of Accredited Online Degrees

Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Safety degree programs draw specific topics from each curriculum, as the programs of study have similar impact on domestic and societal developments. Important governmental institutions, in addition to private and non-profit organizations, support the need for well-educated and trained individuals in the areas of criminal justice and public safety. Each of the primary programs of study can be described as:

Sociology is the study of human society, which encompasses origins, development social groupings, and traditional and non-traditional organizations. The expansive social science is a foundational body of knowledge needed when analyzing the intricacies of human behavior. The field of Sociology can include social class, religion, welfare, government, politics, music, art, literature and anthropology to name a few. A sociologist is trained and educated to apply research and methodologies when analyzing past, present and future trends and events in a society. The goal of the traditional sociologist is to determine conclusive evidence, through scientific research, that will be applied to social programs, economic plans and a general understanding of human interaction.

Political science is focused on the study of state, government, and politics. Political science students engage in relationships serving as the foundation for political events and conditions, while deducing general ideas and concepts about the workings of politics. Political science draws information and inspiration from economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. The critical role of public administration as a practice in addition to an academic study comprises establishments engaged in governmental activities, such as the creation and interpretation of laws and the subsequent regulations and administration of programs based on the applicable jurisprudence. The activities include taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance and the proper administration of government programs.

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.

Graduates will use the learned foundations of a degree in the social science, especially in political science, sociology and criminal justice to enter careers as policy makers, lawyers, educators, business managers, government organizations and social workers. Successful students can pursue additional education in other concentrations to expand the core knowledge and become specialized in specific areas. Students may wish to become part of social groups to better comprehend the variance of ideas and considerable topics.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity / Computer Forensics

Utica College's online M.S. in Cybersecurity teaches students to proactively address ever-changing attack and infiltration techniques. The Computer Forensic specialization is designed for stud...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Undergraduate Certificate in Financial Crimes Investigator

The Financial Crimes Investigator online certificate is an indispensable credential in the fight to detect, prevent and investigate financial crimes for both the public and private sector investig...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation

Liberty University offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree to interested students. This particular degree has a concentration in Crime Scene Investigation, which involves an unders...

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

    Evangelical Christian

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

MS in Criminal Justice / Forensic Science

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:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Crime Scene Investigation

Study techniques for locating, collecting, and analyzing crime scene evidence used in courts of law. Identify boundaries of a crime scene and review the principles of searching the crime scene for...

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

    Not applicable

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

Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate

In order to teach students skills of investigation, Penn Foster Career School is offering a Certificate for a Forensic Computer Examiner. Students interested in the program cover security, crimina...

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

    Not applicable

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

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology

This certificate is designed for full time graduate students as well as professionals in the fields of criminal justice, nursing/public health, law and paralegal studies, psychology, and social wo...

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

    Not applicable

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

Undergraduate Certificate in Forensics

The undergraduate certificate in Forensics is designed to improve your knowledge of criminal behavior, analysis, profiling, evidence collection and processing, criminal liability, and criminal law...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    23
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Economic Crime Forensics

La Salle University offers a Master of Science in Economic Crime Forensics (ECF) program.  The Program consists of two concentration choices: Corporate Fraud and Network Security. Students in...

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

    Roman Catholic

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

Pre-Forensic Science Associate in Science

The Pre-Forensic Science Associate in Science is a transferable degree program offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This degree in intended for students who wish to matriculate t...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    68
  • Credit Type:

Microcomputer Technology - Network Security and Computer Forensics (MNSS1)

Metropolitan Community College offers a Microcomputer Technology – Network Security and Computer Forensics (MNSS1) degree for students interested in protecting networked systems. Students may find...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    27
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Criminal Justice Addictions Professional

Earn your degree in Certificate in Criminal Justice Addictions Professional from Mount Aloysius College ...

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

    Roman Catholic

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

Master of Forensic Science

The Master of Forensic Science is a specialized professional degree designed for law enforcement, lab personnel, attorneys, investigators, and other professionals who are seeking to upgrade t...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    54
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Graduate Certificate in Forensic and Crime Scene Investigations

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    315
  • Credit Type:

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security / Information Security & Forensics

...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Program

Quinnipiac University offers a Sexual Assault and Forensic Nurse Examiner Training program for nurses who wish to enhance their credentials by studying and training to investigate incidents of sex...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

M.S. Criminal Justice - Forensic Science Specialization

Earn your degree in M.S. Criminal Justice - Forensic Science Specialization from Saint Leo University ...

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

    Roman Catholic

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

Forensic Studies

The Master of Science in Forensic Studies program offered by Stevenson University is a mostly available online degree program. This program seeks to help students develop marketable skills sought ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Forensic Science

The Master of Science in Forensic Science degree offered by Stevenson University is a degree program that is fully available online. This program emphasizes the advancements made in instrumentatio...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    41
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Crime Analysis

Tiffin University offers a Graduate Certificate in Crime Analysis for professionals that are interested in developing their career and professional opportunities in law enforcement and justice by ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science

The University of Florida’s Graduate level Certificate Program in Veterinary Forensic Science is offered through the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and may be ideal for st...

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

    Not applicable

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

Certificate in Forensic Toxicology

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Forensic Toxicology is an exciting course of study through the College of Veterinary Medicine and under the Department of Physiological Sciences. This pr...

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

    Not applicable

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

Certificate in Forensic DNA and Serology

The University of Florida offers a Certificate in Forensic DNA and Serology through a completely online format. This graduate level certificate program is designed to provide the student with a st...

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

    Not applicable

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

Investigative Forensics

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers degrees that are both relevant and convenient. The school focuses “on the unique educational and professional development needs of...

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

    Not applicable

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

Digital Forensics Professional Certificate

A Professional Certificate in Digital Forensics is a department-issued certificate demonstrating that students have completed approved coursework in Digital Forensics. The program involves accepta...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    16
  • Credit Type:

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