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B.A. in Criminal Justice

Program Overview

Serve Your Community

Become an even greater asset to your community while pursuing your career goals with a fully online criminal justice degree. You’ll expand your future possibilities in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, law, or security in a program designed for working adults.

Become an even greater asset to your community while pursuing your career goals with a fully online criminal justice degree. You’ll expand your future possibilities in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, law, or security in a program designed for working adults.

Fast Facts

5.5

semesters, depending on transfer credits

120

total credit hours

$420

per credit hour

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  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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Challenge Your Understanding of Criminal justice

Refine your knowledge and skills through a foundational and theoretical framework relevant to the real-world challenges of the criminal justice field. The online criminal justice degree boasts a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses criminal justice-based knowledge and the analysis, research, and critical thinking skills to be successful in your present and future roles.

For those interested in a career as a professional peace officer in Minnesota, the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at CSP offers both Minnesota POST licensure and non-POST licensure tracks.

Curriculum

The online criminal justice degree program provides a liberal arts perspective through the General Education core, plus 42 credit hours in the major. You’ll study foundations of the criminal justice system, research methods, cultural considerations, constitutional and criminal law, and legal dilemmas.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the B.A. in Criminal Justice online from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The accelerated criminal justice degree from CSP costs $420 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum 90 credit hours to get your total tuition down to $12,600. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your online criminal justice degree program. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The B.A. in Criminal Justice will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

In short, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

This program includes both Minnesota POST licensure and non-POST licensure tracks.

Without transfer credits, completing 120 credit hours at $420 per credit hour totals $50,400. However, with the maximum amount of transfer credits (90), your total tuition could be as low as $12,600 before scholarships and financial aid.

Online undergraduate programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are $420 per credit hour.

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Sources

  1. Police and Detectives. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. Correctional Officers and Bailiffs. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/correctional-officers.htm. Retrieved 30 April 2020.