Criminal Justice, BS Online

Gain a deep understanding of social processes, criminal behavior, and global intelligence as you earn a 100% online degree.

The online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Greenville University combines theoretical and hands-on learning to prepare you for a successful career in law enforcement, corrections, or other criminal justice professions. It is designed for working professionals who are ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree for professional advancement.

Serve your community & protect others

Practicum experience and field learning are built into the curriculum, so you graduate with the training you need to meet your goals. You will develop essential skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and ethical practice as you learn about the role of criminal justice in society and the importance of intelligence in countering domestic and global threats. Earning your criminal justice degree online from Greenville University gives you a valuable credential for the job you want.

Program Benefits

  • Advance your career in a rewarding field
  • Experience hands-on learning
  • Transfer up to 90 credits toward your degree
  • No application fee or ACT/SAT scores required

Fast Facts

  • Duration: 2-4 years
  • Cost per credit: $485
  • Credit hours: 120
  • Career Outlook

  • Police Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Court Administrator, and more.

Application & Eligibility

Greenville University’s convenient application process for online students makes it easy for you to get on track to meeting your goals. To apply for one of our career-focused degrees, complete the steps below.

  • Submit the free online application.
  • Work with your enrollment counselor to request official transcripts for any previously attended institutions.

Additional programmatic requirements may vary. Please visit the admissions section of your chosen degree page for details.

Admissions Details

Tuition & Aid

At Greenville University, we believe your degree is an investment in your future. That’s why we work with you to ensure your education is within reach. We are proud to offer competitive tuition and were named among the Top 10 Online Colleges in Illinois for 2021 by Affordable Colleges Online.

Financial Aid

Explore how you can make your Greenville University degree more affordable with the options below:

  • Military Benefits
  • Scholarships
  • Employee Tuition Benefits

Learn more about tuition & aid, and for more financial aid information visit our forms & resources section.

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Get Connected

Our dedicated admissions counselors are here to help you through the application process and guide you every step of the way on your journey to GU. They can provide details about financial aid, U.S. military benefits, transfer processes, and more. Contact us by sending a message or call 618-664-7200.

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Why GU

Personalized Attention

Personalized Attention

Experience personal growth and plan your career under the guidance of faculty who know your name and cheer your success. GU’s low 11:1 student/faculty ratio and community atmosphere allow professors to invest in their students, and know your strengths and abilities in the field of social work.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Prepare for work within the criminal justice system. Attain a better understanding of specified criminal justice jobs though internships. You’ll be better prepared for job searches, interviews, and your career.

Christ-centered learning

Christ-centered learning

Grow in your faith and become well-suited for the work and challenges professionals in the criminal justice system may face.


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