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B.A. in Criminal Justice

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  • Duration As few as 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $420
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Career focus in law enforcement, judicial systems, corrections and probation, federal agents, crime scene investigation, security, human services, and more
  • Study a career-connected curriculum
  • Taught by industry-experienced faculty
  • Free transfer credit evaluation
  • Scholarships available
  • Now accepting applications – no app fee

College Choice’s Best Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Online

CSP Global’s B.A. in Criminal Justice offers a flexible online format, allowing you to study on your schedule. Choose from two career-connected tracks:

  • Minnesota (MN) Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Licensing Eligibility Track (MN POST-Certified)
  • Non-POST Criminal Justice System (CJS) Track

Following graduation, students who choose the MN POST Licensing Eligibility Track will be eligible for the SKILLS component and the MN POST Licensing Exam. Those in the Non-POST CJS Track will be prepared for any criminal justice career outside of law enforcement; this track is also a good option for those who are already licensed police officers.

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The online criminal justice degree program provides a liberal arts perspective through the general education core, plus 45 credit hours in the major. You’ll study a career-connected curriculum that explores the foundations of the criminal justice system, research methods, cultural considerations, constitutional and criminal law, and legal dilemmas.


Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze complex situations and make ethical decisions while maintaining moral sensibility.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the roles of the federal, state, local, and international aspects of the criminal justice system and how they integrate together.

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Completed online application
  • Submit official transcripts from your previous regionally accredited institution(s) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 based on a 4.0 system.
    • If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. CSP Global accepts completed goal areas.
    • Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript.
  • Additional Requirements
    • Access to a computer that meets CSP Global’s technology requirements.
    • Students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or provide additional documentation.
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Tuition Details

The online B.A. in Criminal Justice costs $420 per credit hour, making your total tuition $18,480-$50,400. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to help you pay for your education.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from industry-experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your online criminal justice degree program. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

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

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of CSP Global’s 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, and submit official transcripts. 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 CSP Global are $420 per credit hour.

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