Becoming a professional in the criminal justice field allows you to explore your investigative instincts and perform an important service in the process with an online criminal justice degree. Criminal justice professionals combine their managerial skills with their knowledge of law enforcement to ensure that departments and agencies continue to run smoothly and efficiently.
QUALITIES TO BE SUCCESSFUL Reliable, Thorough, independent, clear communication, willingness to be challenged, remain calm in high-pressure situations.
CSU-GLOBAL PARTNER AGENCIES FEMA, IAEM, ACFE, CAIF & Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society.
$57,161 ESTIMATED STARTING SALARY Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice alumni from CSU Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $57k.
POLICE OFFICER, PRIVATE DETECTIVE, EMERGENCY MGMT DIRECTOR Potential career opportunities of Criminal Justice alumni from CSU Global.
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CSU Global’s accredited online bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the law enforcement field. Throughout this online degree program, you will...
Colorado State University Global’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to enter exciting careers in law enforcement, public- and private-sector agencies, political science, research, social work, investigations, the military, and many other fields. The online Criminal Justice degree program includes the exploration of both traditional and contemporary methods of maintaining the balance between public safety and civil liberties. In addition to gaining knowledge of crime, law, and the justice system, students achieve an understanding of the ethical issues and relevant theories that apply to criminal justice and private sector organizations today. Graduates will gain a deep understanding of the functions and relationship between the police, courts, and corrections components of the criminal justice system. This Criminal Justice degree online also explores many contemporary issues in this field such as technology, analytics, security, white collar crime, forensics, cybercrime, terrorism, and international crime. Specific learning outcomes include:
This bachelor's degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:
CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.
Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!
* CRJ495 is an optional course that students may select if they currently work in a criminal justice setting. Students will be required to pass a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, prior to taking CRJ495. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.
When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests.
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The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.
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CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.
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"CSU Global is the best choice I have made in regards to my education. I have attended several other online colleges and never seemed to feel like they really cared about me as a student. Here at CSU Global they work with me if I am having a hard time getting financials together for books or classes."