Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Arts)

Pursue an Online Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Arts) Degree Program

Prepare yourself to secure our nation, our nation’s resources or your local community – earn your online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Grantham University. This 100% online degree program gives you the knowledge you need to excel in the criminal justice workforce. Pursue your degree in a generalized program or specialize in one of two in-demand areas of concentration: Homeland Security or Computer Science.

What will I learn from the online bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program?
After completing this online degree in criminal justice program, you will be able to pursue – or advance in – a career in law enforcement, corrections, investigations, cyber security, homeland defense or juvenile justice1.

Homeland Security Concentration – Border security and intelligence, terrorism prevention and analysis, emergency and disaster planning – prepare for work protecting our nation from all kinds of natural and man-made threats.

Computer Science Concentration – Prepare for a cybersecurity career by studying computer crime, computer forensics, ethical hacking, computer crime scene investigation and criminal intelligence analysis.

What careers can I pursue with this online bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice?
Depending on your concentration, or if you choose to pursue a generalized degree program, you could pursue a career in corporate loss prevention, national security, computer security or, depending on your experience, become a Shift Supervisor, Sergeant or higher as a member of a police force1.

How long is this Criminal Justice online degree program?
At 121 credit hours, your accredited online criminal justice degree program is designed to be completed in 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the online bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice program cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Criminal Justice Program Outcomes

After successfully completing your criminal justice degree classes, you will be able to:

  • Explain the various causes of crime using criminal justice theories, practices and processes to a multicultural population
  • Compare and contrast historical and contemporary police functions, issues and responses to crime
  • Describe the nature and function of corrections, its services, practices and institutions
  • Analyze relevant criminal law and procedures as they relate to the administration of justice
  • Differentiate between adult and juvenile procedures throughout the criminal justice system
  • Apply the concepts of professionalism, ethical behavior and social responsibility to make decisions as a criminal justice professional
  • Evaluate the three components of the criminal justice system

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS professionals, EMTs, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
EN361 Technical Writing 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
CJ101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology 3
CJ201 Police Systems & Practices 3
CJ202 Correction Systems & Practices 3
CJ203 Juvenile Justice I 3
CJ302 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ305 Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics 3
CJ309 Criminal Law 3
CJ401 Community Policing 3
PA301 Introduction to Public Administration 3
CA408 Research Methods 3
CA499 Professional Strategies 3
Program and core: 58
Electives (21): 63
Total: 121

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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