As a Campbellsville University online criminal justice student, you can become more prepared for a rewarding career in the field.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 60
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: SACSCOC

A.S. Criminal Justice Overview

The fully online associate degree in criminal justice at Campbellsville University prepares you for a future in a variety of entry-level criminal justice professions in local, state and federal organizations. You will examine the variety of issues that face law enforcement while obtaining a strong foundation of knowledge of modern criminal justice concepts and trends. The online program examines the fundamentals of criminal investigations, court processes and procedures, victimology, forensics and the social issues that affect the law.

You will be exposed to a critical assessment of the various aspects of the criminal justice system, including police operations and court processes and procedures. While the fully online degree consists of 60 credit hours of study, you can select from a wide range of electives to discover a topic that greatly interests you. Elective options include juvenile delinquency, serial killers and civil liberties.

The online associate degree in criminal justice allows you to cultivate the ability to make rational, informed decisions to the daily challenges within the court and law enforcement while utilizing ethical, Christian values. The comprehensive program further emphasizes professional ethics, human values, analytical skills and critical thinking while providing you with desirable leadership qualities.

Campbellsville University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

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Course Map

The online associate degree in criminal justice includes 60 credit hours, including 20 credits of general education courses. The program can be completed in as little as two years.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to Campbellsville’s criminal justice program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended, along with a complete record of all courses attempted, to the Office of Admissions.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The online associate degree in criminal justice costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Graduates of Campbellsville’s criminal justice program can pursue a variety of entry-level careers, including:

  • Paralegal
  • Police officer
  • Correctional officer
  • Fire inspector

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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