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Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Increase your impact in law enforcement

By earning your B.A. in Criminal Justice from National Louis University, you can increase your career prospects and your public-service influence in your community.

By gaining an understanding of the complex criminal justice system, you’ll be prepared to address the effects of criminality to improve individuals’ lives and strengthen communities. Complete this four-year program fully online or through a blend of online and campus-based courses in the Chicagoland area.

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This difference-making degree will help you:

  • Understand the root causes of criminal behavior and its role in society
  • Learn and apply various approaches to the rehabilitation of offenders
  • Implement proven methods in criminal investigation and analysis
  • Recognize key policy trends affecting the justice system in the United States
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Why choose NLU for your Online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice?

Customize your degree

In addition to your core courses, you’ll select a major in Criminal Justice Administration or Forensic Social Justice. Optional concentrations are also available in entrepreneurship, human resource management, and leadership foundations.

Learn from experience

The program is directed by a former homicide detective who became an educator later in his career.

Benefit from an engaging curriculum

NLU’s criminal justice degree program was developed with leaders in law enforcement and corrections. Curriculum includes guest lectures, class trips and case studies that engage you with the newest developments in the field.

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Get to know NLU:

We started as a small school for kindergarten teachers in 1886 and grew to a university of over 8,000 students from all over the country.

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An NLU Online criminal justice degree can improve your career outlook

Potential criminal justice careers

  • Correctional officer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Juvenile justice caseworker
  • Paralegal
  • Police officer
  • Private investigator
  • Probation officer
  • Security specialist in business settings

National average salary

Probation officers
$45,000
Payscale.com, 2018

The professors in this program are all experienced police officers, sergeants, detectives…they all have real-world experience.

Agnieszka Wajda
B.A. in Criminal Justice


Courses include:


Specialize your learning with a major and optional concentrations

Majors

Concentrations


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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