Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Protect and serve with an online criminal justice degree

Empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to advance your criminal justice career. With Lynn University’s bachelor's degree in criminal justice, you’ll gain a comprehensive foundation spanning the law enforcement, correctional and judicial systems.

Enjoy innovative 100% online learning, while completing field-based exercises and an optional internship that gives you practical experience. Explore topics like criminology, political studies, psychology, ethics and victimology with faculty members who are nationally recognized experts in the criminal justice field.

Whether you are new to criminal justice or already working in the field, earning your online criminal justice bachelor’s degree can prepare you for leadership positions in this important line of work.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Next term: Jan. 10–March 4
Learning format: 100% online
Program length: 4 years

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  • “Lynn prepared me for my professional career by helping me polish my resume, master mock interviews and dress in proper business attire.”

    Nina Guillaume

    '16, '17, Florida, B.A. in Criminal Justice, M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration

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Advance your career and make a difference

Now, more than ever, the field of criminal justice needs talented professionals with the education, confidence and ethical consciousness to make a positive impact on communities and the world. Employment in the protective services field is expected to grow through 2029.4 Prepare to meet this demand with Lynn’s online program.

Here’s what you’ll study in the online criminal justice degree:

  • Diverse crime and causation theories
  • Real-world societal issues facing criminal justice practitioners today
  • Ethical values in a diverse and interconnected society
  • A holistic approach to criminal behavior and crime

Career opportunities

Earning your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice online can open the door to careers in areas such as:

  • Private security
  • Victim advocacy and services
  • Delinquency prevention/juvenile justice
  • Corrections
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Admission and tuition

The enrollment deadline for the Spring 2022 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines for the Spring 2022 term:

  • Domestic students: Dec. 27
  • International students: Dec. 13

Candidates must provide the following:

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts

To get started, create a profile for Lynn's personalized application portal and fill out an application.

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Online bachelor’s in criminal justice tuition: $325 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $9,950

Cost estimates are based on completion of 120 total credits (30 credits per year). Instructional material fees are a one-time charge and do not apply to students who reside internationally or who provide their own iPad and required apps. Some programs and courses may have additional costs.

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Earning your online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Lynn may be more affordable than you expect. Explore scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to find out how much you could save.

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1 Academic statistics as of fall 2020

2 Source: U.S. News and World Report Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

3 Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

4 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Protective Service Occupations