The online Criminal Justice major equips students for service in the criminal justice field by integrating the pursuit of truth with Godly character. This degree program seeks to equip graduates with the knowledge, skill and character pertinent to servicing the justice system from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. Active first responders receive a 50% discount on this program.
This degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the criminal justice system. Not only are our students equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue a criminal justice career, but the integration of bible and theology within this degree program allows for a kingdom focus within the field. Graduates from this program rely on their Christian faith and Godly character to pursue truth and justice.
- Bible & Theology
- Business Administration
- Marriage & Family Counseling
- Nonprofit Business Administration
- Organizational Leadership
- Social Work
-Adam King, Class of 2020
Program BenefitsThese are the top benefits of our criminal justice online degree:
- Our innovative criminal justice program will prepare you for a career that combines your faith with your passions and interests. Our online program is a skill-building program that provides graduates with a strong foundation in criminal justice.
- Our online criminal justice degree programs can be completed at your own pace, allowing you to balance professional responsibilities, family life and your education.
- Our online criminal justice degree is an affordable program, giving you the opportunity to invest in yourself while still focusing on your financial goals.
- Our criminal justice online degree provides you with an opportunity to build your digital and technical skills, which are required in today's virtual economy.
- Our criminal justice program is available at a steep discount for first responders. Active duty first responders can receive a 50 percent discount on tuition.
What Can You Do With A Criminal Justice Degree?Online criminal justice degree programs open up a world of opportunity for our graduates. These are just a few of the career opportunities that you can explore once you complete your online criminal justice degree:
- Public Safety Officer — Public safety officers are employed by municipalities, school districts and law enforcement agencies in order to patrol a specific area and maintain order. At the federal level, public safety officers must have a bachelor's degree.
- Investigative Reporter — Investigative reporters work for media outlets, such as television statements, online news organizations, or newspapers, in order to complete in-depth research and publish detailed reports. An investigative reporter with a background in criminal justice will have a solid working knowledge of the criminal justice system, which will enhance their reporting efforts.
- Corrections Officer — A corrections officer is very similar to a public safety officer, except that corrections officers work in prisons, jails and other detention centers. Corrections officers are required to patrol specific areas within the prison system and maintain order among the inmates.
- Paralegal — A paralegal works in a law firm, often alongside a specific lawyer, and provides support for the lawyer's caseload. A paralegal needs a strong working foundation of the criminal justice system, as they are often completing the hands-on work that is required for a particular case.
- Security Management Professional — Many private entities are interested in employing security management professionals, which is an ideal career opportunity for an individual with a criminal justice degree. A security management professional will create and employ a security plan for a specific organization.