Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Make a difference in your community with an online criminal justice degree

Prepare to protect and serve while advancing your criminal justice career with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lynn University. Through the program, you’ll gain a comprehensive foundation spanning law enforcement, correctional and judicial systems, civil rights and more.

Tap into an education without limits. Enjoy 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 or already established in the field, earning your online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can help unlock your boundless potential and prepare you for leadership roles in social, legal and law enforcement services.

Quick facts

Start dates: 3 times a year
Upcoming terms: May 7–Aug. 19
Mar. 12–May 6
Learning format: 100% online
Program length: 4 years or less, depending on transfer credit(s)

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Upcoming start dates

Learning at Lynn—innovative, global, personalized

3K+ students from over 100 countries

Prepare to work in a global economy through a curriculum that immerses you in an international community, culture and careers.

Highly ranked, technology-driven

Join a school ranked nationally for best online bachelor’s programs and best value by U.S. News & World Report. Access your courses anywhere through iPad®-powered learning.

18:1 student-faculty ratio

Get one-on-one mentoring and support from expert faculty and academic advisers.

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Attend a University recognized by Apple® as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching and the school environment.

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Advance your career in public service

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 2030. 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

Here’s how we’ll support you

As a student, you will be assigned a student success manager who will serve as your primary point of contact throughout the program—from course registration to tracking your progress. Learn more about the support you’ll receive from your student success manager.

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Career opportunities

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

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

The enrollment deadline for the Summer 2023 term is coming soon; below are the application deadlines:

  • Domestic students: April 24
  • International students: April 24

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: $375 per credit
Fees: $200
Annual total: $11,450

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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Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

Apple trademark: Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Best online bachelor's programs and best value: Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Job growth: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Protective Service Occupations

Number of Lynn students: Academic statistics as of Spring 2022