Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Online

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Online

Core Credits 
24 credits
Total Credits 
120 credits
7-week terms
About the Program 

Embark on a career based in prevention and problem solving through our proactive approach to criminal justice. Boasting four unique concentrations, you will tailor your studies to Juvenile and Family Justice, Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations, Law and Society, or Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Students will learn how the system truly works and ways to approach issues in a proactive, ethical manner. With an emphasis on cross-cultural sensitivity, you’ll be engaged by experts not only in your coursework, but by getting involved in actual community issues and networking with police, federal agents and politicians.

What can you do with this degree?
Medaille criminal justice graduates find opportunities in
What can you do with this degree? 
Law Enforcement Agencies
Public Defenders' Offices
Pretrial Services
District Attorneys' Offices
The Police Academy
Corporate Security
Social Services Offices

Program Format 

7-week terms

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Fall start

Which Concentration Suits You Best?

Juvenile and Family Justice

Choose this concentration if you’re interested in working with victims of domestic abuse, juveniles, or careers related to social work.


Law Enforcement Administration and Criminal Investigations

This concentration will not only prepare you to work in law enforcement, but also help you to move up in the field. Choose this track if you’re looking to work in crime scene investigation,  administration or corrections.


Law and Society

Crafted for the activist, this concentration will prepare you for a career path related to civil rights and social justice.


Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Choose this concentration if you’re looking to work in border patrol, disaster recovery management or safety coordination and management.



Why Choose Medaille's Online Criminal Justice Program?

Criminal justice majors at Medaille College have the benefit of small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship in a program that focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, law enforcement, courts, cross-cultural sensitivity, communication, modern technology, corrections and the societal impact of legal institutions. Our rigorous training is perfect for students who desire a career in law enforcement, or those seeking future graduate-level work.


At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Financial aid and scholarships available


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