B.S., Criminal Justice

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Florida International University

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Whether you are interested in a career in law enforcement, private security or corrections, a degree in Criminal Justice will provide you with a solid foundation in core issues related to crime and justice. There are numerous career paths to use your new skills in a variety of local, state and federal agencies, all with excellent job outlooks.

The Criminal Justice program reviews criminological theory, the criminal justice system, the constitution, terrorism and public policy. The degree prepares you to work for agencies like the local police departments, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Marshals. We know your schedule is busy, that's why our Criminal Justice degree program is 100% online.

We are recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of criminal justice education. You'll engage with other students through collaborative and interactive technology. You’ll even have your own success coach to provide guidance every step of the way.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Juvenile Justice Program Staff
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Field Agent
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Complete Florida application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • If you have fewer than 60 transferable credits, you must also submit your high school transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores, in addition to any transcripts from post-secondary schools, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. CLEP, AP, and IB scores must be sent separately if AA degree has not been posted to transcripts.

*Missing residency information will prevent you from registering for classes if admitted. FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:

1) Electronic
  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private HS schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

2) Hardcopy

Transcript sent directly from your high school and/or college in a sealed envelope to:

Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003

NOTE: Transcripts received by FIU become the property of FIU and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript/diploma if you have no other copies.

Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received. In order to be invited to apply for merit scholarships you must be admitted prior to November 1 and meet minimum scholarship criteria.