Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Our online criminal justice program is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to the field of law enforcement. This program focuses on the study of crime, criminal law, criminal procedures, and criminal behavior.


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Our online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree provides a foundation in the field of law enforcement with a focus on crime, criminal law, criminal procedures, and criminal behavior. The social and psychosocial context of criminal behavior and its impact on individuals and society is also emphasized to provide a balanced approach to understanding and effectively addressing criminal behavior. Spiritual principles are embedded in this program to help you grow personally and spiritually, and enable you to live out your faith in your profession.


1. Articulate principles for effective interpersonal interactions, including relationship building, problem solving, and dealing with difficult people.

2. Apply and critique the major theories relevant to the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime and other social problems.

3. Employ biblically-based ethical principles pertinent to social problems and the criminal justice system.


The online bachelor in criminal justice program’s broad curriculum provides students with a balanced approach to understanding and effectively addressing criminal behavior. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • Police Administration
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Conflict Management
  • Criminal Law


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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice allows students to work at their own pace. While there are deadlines associated with the online criminal justice program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in criminal justice degree in four years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice online program pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers CCU and Cincinnati-area online students almost 40% off Point's regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Our online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers in a variety of roles such as:


  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Judicial Administrator


Through CCU's partnership with Point University, the criminal justice program is offered in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 80 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half or more.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.



Our mentorship program for online students promotes development that’s tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

Point University provides a wonderful learning environment where you can grow both academically and spiritually. The professors encourage and support you and want you to succeed. The online classes are really convenient as you can set your own weekly schedule to fit the needs of your lifestyle.”

– Laura Doering, online student