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Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Start or Advance Your Career in One of Many Fields

Achieve your career goals in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, or law while preparing to make a difference in the lives of people who are most vulnerable.

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $400
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • Courses include digital crime investigation, forensic science, and criminology
  • 100% online coursework
  • Transfer up to 93 credits
  • Median annual salary for private detectives and investigators is $50,5101

A Proven Track Record of Success

Faculty members in the criminal justice program are an ideal mix of pure academics and seasoned practitioners who are well-connected with local, state, and federal agencies — and it shows.

Methodist University alumni include professionals at the Secret Service, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Whether you’re looking at roles like police officer, corrections officer, security and loss protection roles, FBI agent, or want to continue to graduate school, you can get the start you need in this online criminal justice program.

Career Outlook: Thrive in Your Chosen Field

There are multiple fields within criminal justice — such as law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, and law — with several career tracks within each area. Regardless of your specific career goals, you can get the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this field with an online criminal justice degree from Methodist University.

Careers and Salaries

Curriculum: The Foundation You Need

The online criminal justice degree examines crime and the criminal justice system from a social science perspective, providing you with a wide knowledge base and comprehensive understanding of criminological theory. You’ll gain skills in interpersonal communications, program and policy development, and planning and research to excel in the criminal justice field.

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Program Outcomes

In the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, you’ll:

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online criminal justice degree from Methodist University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The online criminal justice degree costs $400 per semester hour and has 124 semester hours. Learn more about the affordability of your education at Methodist University. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910-212-4956.

You can complete the program in just 3.5 years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

You’ll need to complete 124 credits for a total tuition of $49,600. You can review all tuition costs here.

You can transfer up to 93 credits into this program. Learn more about our transfer policy here.

A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs. Learn more about scholarships here.

To apply to this program, you’ll need a completed online application, high school diploma or GED, and official transcripts. You can learn more about our admission requirements here.

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