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B.S. in Criminal Justice

100% Online Degree Program

Make a difference in your community and stand out from your peers with the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Point Park University. Through career-focused courses, you’ll explore the many facets of the U.S. criminal justice system, including law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities and the court system. As you learn on your own time in an interactive online learning environment, you’ll build valuable career skills and develop the competitive edge you need to succeed as a trusted criminal justice professional.

While other criminal justice degree programs offer material founded in psychology and sociology, Point Park provides an interdisciplinary curriculum based on the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, integrated social sciences, behavioral sciences and humanities. With personalized instruction from expert educators, you’ll learn skills that are relevant to today’s criminal justice system, including the detection and investigation of crimes, prosecution of offenders and techniques for enforcing the law. When you complete the program, you’ll have the credential needed for leadership positions in law enforcement, corrections, the court system and more.

Quick Facts

  • Next Start Date: March 7, 2021
  • Total Number of Credits: 120
  • Course Length: 8 weeks
  • Time to Complete: 2-4 years

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Transform Your Experience into College Credit

Point Park University is proud to introduce a new Prior Learning Assessment and Advanced Standing/Experiential Learning Credit opportunities. Students can transfer credits from qualifying experiences including other college institutions, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST exams) or UEXCEL exams, Advanced Placement (AP) credit and experiential learning assessment portfolio submissions. Experiential learning credits are not considered current coursework for financial aid and they do not fulfill any of the minimum 30 credits that must be completed at Point Park University to graduate. In addition, experiential learning credits through portfolio submissions are capped at 18 credits.

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Why Point Park University?

Convenient Scheduling

Get the flexibility to choose when to begin your degree with multiple start dates each year.

Career-Focused Education

Acquire the skills you need to advance your career.


With reasonable tuition costs and generous financial aid, get a quality education that delivers an excellent return on your investment.

Faculty of Professionals

Learn from professors who are experts in their respective fields.

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Point Park University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000), and complies with all regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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