Through a curriculum grounded in modern criminal justice concepts and theories, the online criminal justice bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University prepares you to be an ethical leader in the field.

Featuring a curriculum focused on practical applications, research and critical thinking, our online criminal justice degree provides a comprehensive understanding of the modern system’s various aspects. You will explore the three major components — the courts, law enforcement agencies and correctional systems — and how they are related. With the fully online program, you’ll have the ability to study on your own time while learning from faculty who are experts in the field.

Through our online criminal justice degree, you’ll discover the practical applications of criminal justice and criminological theories, including how both helped shape our modern system. Our program teaches the criminological theories that attempt to explain the causes of crime, as well as how to conduct research to build an effective case.

The faith-based curriculum teaches you to demonstrate servant leadership in the field — making you a more effective problem-solver and strengthening your ability to gather all of the facts to make ethical, informed decisions. Analyze topics such as corrections and punishment, sociology of policing and U.S. criminal courts. To provide a versatile background, you will also study sociology, business law, human diversity and the United States Constitution.

After completing the program, you will have the credentials necessary for advancing your professional goals in a number of careers, such as a police officer, correctional officer, deputy sheriff or crime scene technician.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

Through a total of 120 credits, you’ll explore a variety of general education subjects and build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of criminal justice. You will also be able to choose 28 credits of general elective courses in the discipline(s) of your choice.


Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online criminal justice bachelor degree, you will need to complete or submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $390 per credit hour $46,800
Technology Fee $150 per semester $1,200
General Student Fee $150 per semester $1,200
Totals $49,200

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we offer a variety of financial aid options to help make your online education even more affordable.

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Career Outcomes

Our online criminal justice degree provides you with the necessary skills to pursue several career paths. Potential careers you can pursue after graduation include:

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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