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Gain a deep understanding of social processes, criminal behavior, and global intelligence as you earn a 100% online degree.
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Serve Your Community and Protect Others
The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Greenville University combines theoretical and hands-on learning to prepare you for a successful career in law enforcement, corrections, or other criminal justice professions. It is designed for working professionals who are ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree for professional advancement.
Practicum experience and field learning are built into the curriculum, so you graduate with the training you need to meet your goals. You will develop essential skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and ethical practice as you learn about the role of criminal justice in society and the importance of intelligence in countering domestic and global threats. Earning your criminal justice degree online from Greenville University gives you a valuable credential for the job you want.
B.S. Criminal Justice Curriculum
The B.S. in Criminal Justice curriculum from Greenville University combines an overview of social processes with a study of criminal behavior and the modern criminal justice system. Coursework includes topics like community relations, research, crime and social deviance, policy, and sociology. The program integrates Christian values into the criminal justice field and emphasizes experiential learning, preparing you to succeed.Curriculum Details
When you complete this program, you’ll be able to:
- Recognize, study, and effectively deliberate about key issues within criminal justice.
- Demonstrate the ability for reasoned and disciplined analysis, original and creative thinking, and effective oral and written communication when considering these issues.
- Recognize the value of and importance of exposure to diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions and demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, and responsiveness to differences across cultures, social practices, and religions.
- Evaluate your career trajectory in light of a Christian worldview and an understanding of Christian values of love, character, and service.
When you earn your criminal justice degree online from Greenville University, you will be prepared to make a difference in your community as a professional in law enforcement, corrections, conservation, or other career paths.
The average salary for police and detectives is $63,380, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you are just beginning your criminal justice career or ready for advancement, Greenville University’s bachelor’s in criminal justice program can help you meet your goals.Explore Career Outlook
This program is $470 per credit hour and includes 120 credits. To finish your degree faster and for a lower cost, you can transfer up to 90 credits to the bachelor’s in criminal justice program.
Greenville University is proud to offer high-quality online programs with competitive tuition. We will work with you to ensure that your educational dreams are within reach.Tuition and Fees
Dr. Michael Laughlin, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Department Chair of Criminal Justice and Social Work
Michael graduated from Greenville College with a BA in religion and philosophy. He then served in elementary and secondary education for several years before returning to earn his MA in philosophy at the University of Missouri in St. Louis and then his Missouri Peace Officer Certification at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
While serving as a police officer, Michael held positions as a detective, as head of the Crime Prevention Unit, as an officer-in-charge on second shift, and as a patrol officer. While serving in law enforcement, he also earned his MPA and PhD in public affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Michael is married to Kasey. They have two sons, Evan and Alex.
Learn From Criminal Justice Experts
Greenville University’s experienced and caring faculty bring relevant criminal justice and law enforcement experience to the online classroom, so you learn valuable skill sets you can apply on the job. They are here to offer one-on-one support, encouragement, and guidance as you complete your degree.
Study in a format that fits your life with our flexible and convenient online programs. Online learners receive personal support from application to graduation and experience the same academic rigor as on-campus students.Online Learning Benefits
Your education is an investment in your future. With our competitive tuition and transfer credit options, you can make your degree affordable. Learn more about federal aid, military benefits, and scholarships to fund your studies.Tuition and Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
Our dedicated admissions team is here to help. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.
Total cost for the B.S. in Criminal Justice major is $56,400.
Yes! Greenville University accepts up to 90 transfer credits for undergraduate degree programs. We also evaluate academy transcripts, military experience, and other relevant experience for credit in the criminal justice program.
We offer six start dates throughout the year. Your enrollment counselor can work with you to determine which date works best for you and your goals. For more information, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.
Yes, Greenville University offers both full- and part-time options. The online program is designed for maximum flexibility and may be taken full time if you feel you have the time to do so successfully.