Program Overview

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 advancement within the field.* The web-based baccalaureate program is taught by faculty who bring years of experience in the criminal justice field and help you build your professional skills and knowledge in many areas, including these concentrations: crime scene investigation, forensic psychology, homeland security, juvenile justice, and law enforcement. 

Kaplan University aims to provide you with a degree plan that is a direct and relevant path to your career goals while helping you save time and money. To that end, you could earn credit for eligible prior learning and work experience, which could shorten your path to a degree.† At Kaplan University, you can pursue your education goals and develop the confidence and knowledge to help drive change in your life and open the door to new career opportunities. 

*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training or education may be required for law enforcement jobs.

†Kaplan University does not guarantee the transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment Policy.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    May be required to complete an informational interview. To apply you must meet one of the following standards: Are a high school graduate; Possess a General Education Development certificate or state-specific equivalency diploma; Possess a Home Study certificate or transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level and recognized by your home state, and be beyond the age of compulsory attendance in that state; Are a high school senior eligible to apply and submit proof of high school graduation. May be required to take an entrance examination.

    School Overview

    Our Mission

    Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. The University is committed to general education, a student-centered service and support approach, and applied scholarship in a practical environment.

    About Kaplan University

    Are you committed to achieving your educational and career goals? Kaplan University not only offers online programs, but campus-based, and blended programs in fields such as social and behavioral sciences, business, criminal justice, education, health sciences,  information systems and technology,  legal studies, and nursing. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

    Who We Are

    Kaplan University is a part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC, which is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. Kaplan, Inc.'s wide range of products includes programs for kids and schools, test preparation, higher education and professional training. Each of our offerings helps students reach an important milestone in their education and careers.

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