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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

Program Details

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 justice system. The program’s curriculum will provide instruction that enhances the student’s leadership and management expertise within many criminal justice work settings. Students will also strengthen their writing skills and enhance their ability to speak clearly and effectively.

The program’s course of study may help increase the student’s marketability while pursuing a criminal justice career. Individuals that are interested in self development or personal enrichment are also encourage to apply.

Students must complete 18 credit hours within the program’s designated list of six courses. Some of the courses are Criminal Justice Research & Writing, Administration of Justice Organizations, and Introduction to Criminal Justice. Students may complete all of the program’s courses online, however, some of the courses also offer a campus-based format.

The program’s courses will deliver an education within a number of different communication and criminal justice subjects. Courses will cover topics such as the American criminal justice system, academic writing, judicial decision making, and law enforcement agencies. Instructors will also provide students opportunities for discussion of law enforcement methods, evaluation of criminal justice reform, and investigation of criminal behavior theory.

The program requires that all of the courses be completed at Liberty University with no letter grade of “D” or lower. Students must also complete the program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. Throughout the program, students will have access to various resources such as Liberty’s online library, Online Writing Center and academic advisors.

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


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