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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 121-125
Time to Completion: 24-30 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**

Bachelor of Science

Online Criminal Justice Degree

Earn your online criminal justice degree from Husson University and gain the real-world experience, training and credentials you need to excel in your legal and law enforcement career. Through our career-focused program, you’ll learn practical skills, techniques and strategies that can be applied directly to careers in law enforcement, crime prevention, corrections, investigations, administration, private security and more. You’ll also learn from dedicated faculty with extensive professional criminal justice experience that ranges from working for local police departments to serving in leadership roles with federal agencies.

Criminal Justice Degree Program Highlights


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July 1, 2024
September 3, 2024

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What you will learn


In addition, students in our online criminal justice degree can further expand their knowledge and experience by earning an undergraduate certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Leadership and more. Through earning a certificate, you can enhance your résumé, augment your skills and support your job growth all with the flexibility of online classes.

To ensure a smooth transfer of credits, Husson has established agreements with 30+ community colleges, regional technical centers and other academic institutions across Maine and New England.

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*Time to completion varies based on allowable transfer credits from any prior undergraduate coursework. **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

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Criminal Justice Online Courses

As a student in the B.S. in Criminal Justice program, you'll take courses that give you a comprehensive understanding of the American criminal justice system and prepare you for advancement in law enforcement and legal careers. The list of courses available to Criminal Justice students includes:

CJ 101 Intro to Justice and Public Safety

iStock-1310108737.jpgYou'll learn about the social realities of crime, criminal behavior and the law. You'll examine the different parts of the criminal justice system, such as law enforcement, prosecution, defense, the court system, corrections and juvenile justice, and learn about the roles they play.

CJ 215 Police Operations

You'll learn about the day-to-day operations and of police departments and police officers, the challenges they face and how police equipment and operations are changing. You'll also learn about the different jobs and positions found within police departments, a patrol officer's duties, the use of staff deployment and tactical operations.

CJ 341 Investigations

In this course, you'll learn about all different types of investigations including public, private and criminal. You'll specifically look at modern-day investigation tools, policies, procedures and techniques used by law enforcement. This course will utilize recent court cases and investigations to provide context to the material being taught and keep you up to date on current events in the world of criminal justice.  

To complete your online bachelor's degree in criminal justice, you will be required to earn at least 30 credits at Husson. Fifteen of those credits will need to be in criminal justice. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an enrollment advisor.

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*Student’s curriculum will depend upon which credits are transferred.

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Career Outlook for Criminal Justice Majors

Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice work in positions within court systems, corrections, police departments and private security.


Faculty Spotlight

Michael Kamorski, Ed.D


Michael Kamorski, Ed.D., earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA. He also holds two master’s degrees; one in business administration from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, and another in strategic military studies from the US Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, KS. He earned a doctorate in higher education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Kamorski is a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 24 years of active duty service, including a combat tour in Afghanistan as the lead investigator for the 82nd Airborne Inspector General, and four years at the Pentagon where his duties included working as the Chief of Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and preparing Congressional testimony for the US Air Force Director of Operations. He has served on faculty at the US Air Force Academy, University of Virginia, Liberty University, James Madison University and Piedmont Virginia Community College. Kamorski retired from military service in 2014 and settled in Levant, ME, with his wife and four children. He became a full-time faculty member for Husson University in Fall of 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn an online criminal justice degree?

It can take as little as 24 months to complete your online BS in Criminal Justice at Husson University. We estimate 24-30 months for degree completion depending on the number of transfer credits you’re able to apply toward your degree program.

Is a criminal justice degree worth it?

A 100% online degree in criminal justice is not only flexible: it can prepare you for a rewarding career serving the safety and well-being of others in your community. Those who protect others and uphold justice are in demand within many communities. Increasingly, holding a criminal justice degree is preferred or required for certain roles in law enforcement or court settings.

What is a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice?

A Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice focuses your learning more on the particular, real-world mechanics of the variety of fields and topics within criminal justice.

What is the job outlook for criminal justice graduates?

The job outlook for criminal justice is promising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects an estimated 72,600 jobs will be added in protective services occupations from 2021 to 2031. According to BLS, the job field for police and detectives alone will add 20,600 jobs through 2031.

What jobs can you get with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice?

Criminal justice graduates have a variety of opportunities available to them within their career field—from corrections to court systems to police departments to private security. Depending on what aspect of criminal justice you aspire to serve, salary can vary widely, with police and detectives earning a median annual salary of $66,080, according to BLS.

Transfer Made Easy

You're not alone. Hundreds of students transfer to Husson each year, some with just a few college credits, and others looking to transform an Associate's degree to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. Best of all, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree or nine credits toward your graduate degree. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you’re more than ready for the rewarding future you have in mind.

Whether you are transferring from a community college, looking to maximize your transfer credits, or trying to find an affordable school, Husson Online is a great choice.

Transfer up to 90 credits

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