Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
East Central University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree from East Central University Online offers comprehensive law enforcement training to prepare you for a variety of leadership positions within the field. The program delivers career-ready skills that can be immediately applied in diverse professional law enforcement settings, and also provides a path towards the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certification.

Courses for the program are taught in 8-week sessions by a faculty of experts with years of experience. Faculty members are committed to providing personalized attention to ensure you receive the academic guidance and support necessary to succeed as a student and professional after graduation.

As you learn from seasoned law enforcement professionals, you'll build a thorough understanding of the causes of crime and society's reaction to crime, in addition to police function, criminal investigations, law enforcement in rural communities, the legal aspects of criminal justice, criminal behavior theory and correctional institutions. You'll complete the program with the credential to pursue graduate study in criminal justice, plus the skills required to advance your career as a police officer, probation officer, state trooper, detective and more.

ECU Online offers an interactive learning environment that allows you to study on your time and complete your degree at a pace that works for your busy schedule. You'll receive flexible schedule options, plus convenient opportunities for virtual discussions with faculty members. Earn your degree online and balance your education with full-time responsibilities.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Central University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score