Online Criminal Justice Degree ProgramAccelerated Online Criminal Justice Degree Program

Our online Criminal Justice degree program with a specialization in legal studies is specifically designed to provide you with an understanding of legal considerations within the three areas of the criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. You will acquire the knowledge and skill set necessary to thrive in today’s competitive job market. The completely online Criminal Justice degree program is taught by experienced faculty who are committed to your success. Students will benefit from the convenience of online classes you can take on your own schedule while participating in interactive, synchronous exercises that may require students and instructors to be online at the same time.  Together, these two learning strategies deliver and promote an enriching classroom experience for all students.

Program Details

Dominican College’s online Criminal Justice degree program was developed utilizing the same philosophy, principles and goals that have governed the existing on campus program: to provide students with the tools they need to understand the complexity of the criminal justice system while promoting personal growth and skills for future success. The online Criminal Justice degree program offers students a fully online experience without compromise.

The major requires a variety of courses pertaining to the essential elements of criminal justice as well as a thorough comprehension of relevant theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches used to explore criminal behavior and its permutations. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding criminal behavior, the nature of law and social control, the organization and management of criminal justice agencies, and the use of research and evaluation for planned change in criminal justice.

Growth Potential

The online Criminal Justice degree program with a specialization in legal studies is uniquely designed to help students enter the workforce or continue to earn an advanced degree in criminology, criminal justice  or law.

  • Students receive a strong background in core criminal justice courses, such as introduction to criminal justice, criminology, juvenile justice and professional ethics in criminal justice.
  • Students will take courses specifically focused in law, including courses on criminal, constitutional and civil law; special consideration will be given to domestic violence, mental health and corrections.

Graduates of the online Criminal Justice degree program also work in the following areas. Please keep in mind that some of these careers require additional education.

  • Bailiff
  • Border patrol agent
  • Corrections officer
  • Customs agent
  • Judge
  • Police detective
  • Police officer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Security officer
  • Special agent

The Dominican College Online Advantage

 We provide more than just an education at Dominican College: we build relationships with our students. Over the last 50 year we’ve established a strong academic tradition of providing diverse students with quality educations. Dominican College is also committed to offering accessible and affordable degree programs to open the doors to a college education.

Make Dominican College your educational partner and discover the flexibility, support and inspiration needed to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Discover the Dominican College Online advantage and get started today!