Online B.A. in Criminal Justice

Protect and Serve with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice

Exceptional Education for a Successful Career

Prepare for police work, criminal investigations, and more in CSP’s online bachelor’s in criminal justice program. Learn from industry professionals who understand the ever-changing and diverse demands of a career in criminal justice.

Approved by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academic licensure requirements, our degree ensures you’ll have a foot in the door to Minnesota police officer roles. We offer a generous transfer policy, which allows some students to finish in less than four years. Graduate ready to take the Minnesota POST exam and pursue a variety of in-demand roles or continue on to graduate study.

Online programs from CSP feature supportive and energetic faculty. You’ll reach your goals in a flexible, digital environment while gaining valuable experience and advanced industry knowledge in the tradition of Concordia University, St. Paul’s academic excellence.

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Gain the Skills You Need to Make a Difference in Communities

The online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice features 42 credit hours in the major, along with a general education core. You’ll graduate with an understanding of the foundations of the criminal justice system, research methods, legal dilemmas, and more.

Constitutional and Criminal Law and Justice

Understand variations of federal, state, county, local, tribal, and international components that influence constitutional, criminal, and civil law.

Cultural Considerations in Criminal Justice Systems

Gain an appreciation for cultural uniqueness by acknowledging individual awareness, system-oriented bias, and refining effective communication skill sets.

Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Develop an understanding and link between criminological theory, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and literature review research analysis and comparison.

Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in the Criminal Justice System

Examine the power in discretionary decisions influenced by individual attitudes, values, and beliefs.

Online Study at Concordia University, St. Paul

Our online community enables students to explore their interests, engage with professors and peers, and achieve their goals through academic growth. Career-focused coursework, an experiential learning environment, supportive faculty, and flexibility mean you’ll be set up for success. We are committed to delivering an online learning experience that offers affordable, flexible programs that have the same quality as on-campus programs.

Fill the Demand for Criminal Justice Professionals

The need for police officers and detectives is expected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030.1 A well-rounded education positions professionals to make a difference in these and many other roles. Some top options for our graduates include:

  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Probation Officer
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • FBI Agent
  • Private Security Guard
  • U.S. Marshall
“All my professors are awesome. And I’m very impressed with their level of professionalism, courtesy, kindness, compassion, and intellect. I’m impressed with how much I’m learning, and thrilled about how much I have yet to learn.”
– Tanja Taff-Morello, CSP Online Student, Rochester, MN, Liaison at Mayo Clinic

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Sources

  1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm