Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
South University

Program Details

Get the foundational knowledge and training you need with the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at South University. This online bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program gives you an opportunity to study the functions of the criminal justice system and explore various perspectives on the causes of crime—all in a supportive, engaging environment.

In your online courses, you’ll examine the response by police, courts, and corrections to crime and violence as well as discuss important topics related to professional ethics, juvenile delinquency, and race, class, and gender in the criminal justice system. In your elective courses, you can learn more about areas that interest you, including white collar, organized, or cyber crime, crime mapping, homeland security, immigration, community-based corrections, forensics, and more.


  • Provide proof of high school graduation as recognized by the state of residence on the date the degree was earned or the equivalent (e.g., GED) with a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must also complete the university-administered placement test during the first session of attendance
  • South University accepts the International Baccalaureate Program diploma as meeting the requirement for high school graduation

School Accreditation Statement

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.