Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Get a jump start in criminal justice
Discover your path to becoming a professional crime solver. Our online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice combines criminology with the actual techniques used in today’s criminal justice system. You’ll learn the fundamentals of forensics, behavioral analysis and crime mapping. And you’ll study criminal behavior to help you stay one step ahead of hackers, terrorists and organized criminal groups.
Fall Classes Start on October 4
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11-week courses in the program
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The inside track on fighting crime
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, you’ll develop skills in communication, problem-solving and critical thinking that can help you detect and prevent criminal behavior.
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Select your concentration
Choose from five concentrations, tailored to fit your goals. If you can’t decide, your admissions officer is here to help.
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Access no-cost gen ed courses through Sophia Learning. Then, earn
even more courses, tuition-free, with the Strayer Graduation
Transfer up to 28 classes toward your bachelor’s degree.
Earn one tuition-free class at the end of your program for every three you complete with Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.
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Learn criminal justice fundamentals
Dig into important topics of criminal justice, in areas like fraud detection, juvenile crime, criminal law and investigation. You’ll learn how laws are upheld and criminals punished, giving you a broad sense of how criminal justice professionals work. View all courses.
Being an effective communicator is an essential skill for any profession. In this course, you will learn the secrets to writing, listening, and speaking with credibility in order to share your voice with the world.
Introduces psychology as a human and scientific endeavor. Includes examination of concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality, and social behavior.
Report writing is an essential workplace skill in the criminal justice field. Judges and other professionals in the field will read these reports, sometimes under a very close lens, and depend on them for accurate information. Therefore, it’s critical these reports contain the information justice administrators need and follow state requirements. This course introduces a report writing process and uses templates to teach how to prepare concise, complete, and correct reports common in the criminal justice field. Hands-on activities will provide step-by-step guided practice for students to improve their report writing skills, and technological trends related to criminal justice reporting will be examined.
This course introduces students to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and their use of personal productivity software. Students will demonstrate tasks in common application software to include word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management, and presentation graphics.
Discover the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for the in-court presentation of evidence through testimony. Discuss techniques for evidence collection, examination and preservation. Explore developing “high technologies” useful to the criminal investigator.
Analyze a social, psychological or business problem within criminal justice or homeland or private security and recommend solutions. Analyze a situation or policy, make a current assessment and provide a proposed solution. Apply theory, the use of research and evidence-based solutions, and incorporate ethical foundations to support your solutions.
Bachelor’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
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Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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