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Careers in Criminal Justice

Interested in a career in Criminal Justice? Corrections? Juvenile Justice? Crime Analysis or Crime Scene Investigation? Forensic Psychology or Forensic Science? Fraud Examination and Investigation? Private Security? Homeland Security and Terrorism? Government and National Security? Global Issues in Criminal Justice?

Check out some of the Universities and Colleges that offer degrees online. Most also offer degrees at their respective campuses.

Criminal Justice Degrees Online

American InterContinental University Online (AIU)

School of Criminal Justice Online degree programs with concentrations in Criminal Justice:

Employment prospects are bright for those seeking an AABA degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration online or a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program online. Both the online AABA degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration and the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program by the School of Criminal Justice offer a real-world approach to helping acheive your desired professional goals in many of today's most in-demand areas of criminal justice organizations and security.MORE INFO

Contact Information: American InterContinental University Online, 5550 Prairie Stone Parkway, Suite 400, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 · 1.877.701.3800

Anthem College Online

School of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science Degree: Criminal Justice / Correctional Administration
Bachelor of Science Degree: Criminal Justice / Judicial Administration
Bachelor of Science Degree: Criminal Justice / Juvenile Justice
Bachelor of Science Degree: Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement
Associate of Science Degree: Criminal Justice

Contact Information: 1.866.837.1010

Florida Metropolitan University Online

FMU Online's Criminal Justice program will give you a broad understanding of the criminal justice system. You'll study probation, corrections, immigration, case work, social work and more. The curriculum offers a balance of theory and application designed to be interesting, challenging and useful.

Associate of Science, Criminal Justice
The Associate's Degree program covers the criminal justice system, introduces law and legal procedures, and discusses criminal evidence and criminology.

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
The Bachelor's Degree program explores criminal justice concepts and theories in greater depth and also covers gang activity, drug operations, probation, criminal justice management and more, providing a greater knowledge-base and more opportunities for employment.

Master of Science, Criminal Justice
Become an expert in the criminal mind. Our Master's Degree in Criminal Justice prepares graduates for more advanced positions in probation, corrections, immigration and/or security. Your courses will build upon classes taken in the Bachelor's program, and you'll delve deeper into topics like law and the legal system, criminology, victimology and statistical methods in Criminal Justice.

Contact Information: 1-888-741-4270 or 1-877-439-0003

Kaplan University Online

The need for qualified law enforcement and security professionals is growing fast. Kaplan University’s online criminal justice degree programs focus on law enforcement, forensic psychology, crime scene investigation, private security, or another area that interests you. MORE INFO

Kaplan's Online Criminal Justice Degrees:

  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • MSCJ/Corrections
  • MSCJ/Global Issues in Criminal Justice
  • MSCJ/Law
  • MSCJ/Leadership and Executive Management
  • MSCJ/Policing
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BSCJ/Corrections
  • BSCJ/Crime Analysis
  • BSCJ/Crime Scene Investigation
  • BSCJ/Forensic Psychology
  • BSCJ/Fraud Examination and Investigation
  • BSCJ/Law Enforcement
  • BSCJ/Private Security
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • AASCJ/Corrections
  • AASCJ/Law Enforcement
  • AASCJ/Private Security
  • Corrections Certificate
  • Private Security Certificate

Contact Information: Kaplan, Inc., 888 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10106, 212-492-5800. Call toll-free at 800-860-2705

Kennedy-Western University Online

Bachelor of Science
The Criminal Justice Degree program at Kennedy-Western University is directed towards mid-career professionals within the criminal justice field. The program is specifically structured to be equally applicable to individuals in both administrative and non-administrative roles. For those individuals taking a more practical hands-on role within the field, such as in law enforcement and corrections, the University seeks to educate with a vocational focus of real world, practical applications, augmented with course work of an administrative nature. MORE INFO

University of Phoenix Online

University of Phoenix Online provides for the following degrees in Criminal Justice:

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice:
The Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a variety of, corrections, probation, government, and private security settings. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in areas of criminal behavior, criminology methods, public policy, specialized interpersonal communication, and criminal justice and ethical issues. MORE INFO

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration::
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is to equip adult learners with a fundamental understanding of the nature of delinquency and crime, criminal law and procedure, the goals and essential components of the American criminal justice system, and to teach basic management and administrative skills to run organizations in this area.MORE INFO

Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security:
The Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security degree provides the required knowledge for the student to develop competence in administering criminal justice or security programs. While distinctions between the roles of justice and security organizations are understood, the degree emphasizes an understanding of administrative responsibilities common to both disciplines. The value of cooperative interaction is also addressed. The degree provides the student with administrative program development and problem solving skills in preparation for promotional or transitional opportunities in the management of police, corrections, security or court operations. MORE INFO

Contact Information: University of Phoenix Online, 3157 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, (800) 979-9225

Saint Leo University

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
This in-depth 39-hour BA, based on a national curriculum model, designed to enhance your effectiveness on the job; prepare you for a career and rapid advancement in the field of criminal justice; provide you with a foundation for advancement to administrative levels; and prepare you for graduate study in criminal justice administration and related fields including law school. Agencies such as U.S. Customs, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. District Court, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and others, provide practical experience for those who are not yet working professionals. MORE INFO

Contact Information: Saint Leo University, Center for Online Learning, 32223 Michigan Avenue, San Antonio, FL 33576, 800-280-9718, 800-959-3814, International: +1 813-621-6200 x2955,

South University

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is for criminal justice practitioners who want to advance their careers, for those in other occupations looking to make a change, and for high school graduates preparing for a future in the criminal justice field. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is also offered in a 100 percent online format. Offered at: Columbia, SC, Montgomery, AL, Savannah, GA, West Palm Beach, FL. MORE INFO

Contact Information: 800-688-0932

Tiffin University

The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences degree programs feature an strong emphasis on solid professional practice guided by sound academic theory, an accomplished faculty with practitioner experience, an interdisciplinary curriculum for all majors, and a mandatory completion of a field internship.

Tiffin offers a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree with majors in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security and Terrorism, Forensic Psychology, and Forensic Science. In addition, we offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Government and National Security, Human Services, and Psychology. Our graduates work as law enforcement officers, federal agents, agency directors, intelligence analysts, correction counselors and in a variety of other security and social service roles around the nation and the world. MORE INFO

Contact Information: Tiffin University, 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (800) 968-6446

Westwood College Online

Westwood College Online offers a Criminal Justice degree program that integrates sociology, ethics, and the legal system to prepare students for a variety of exciting careers. The Criminal Justice program gives graduates the skills and education to enter this dynamic field in areas such as probation and corrections.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program
Westwood College Online offers the flexibility of an online degree with the advantage of qualified, experienced teachers who enhance the value of your education. The program covers topics such as criminal procedure, criminal investigation, victimology, criminal justice ethics, and juvenile justice along with other interesting aspects of criminology. A degree from Westwood College Online also includes critical courses more general in nature, with topics including interpersonal communication, project management, success strategies, and career management. MORE INFO

Contact Information: call toll-free at 1.888.996.6546

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