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B.S. in Criminal Justice

Prepare to act as an informed and skilled agent of justice by earning your bachelor’s in criminal justice online. 

You’ll develop critical thinking and analytical skills and learn to apply them to empirical evidence to assess and evaluate justice problems, policies, programs and solutions.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online.
  • Accelerated 8-week courses and 16-week courses available. 
  • Affordable flat-rate tuition for all online program students.
  • Transfer your eligible college credits or associate degree.

Online Student Resources

  • UL Lafayette Online Student Orientation and Academic Success Hub online community.
  • Online tutoring, 24/7 technical support, online library services, and more.
  • Degree path guidance from a dedicated academic advisor.
  • Financial aid representatives specifically for online students.
  • UL Lafayette Office of Career Services.

This program is also offered on campus. Learn more through the Department of Criminal Justice. →

Program Cost

We offer affordable, flat-rate tuition for all of our 100% online degree programs. Undergraduate programs are $380 per credit hour. Most courses are 3 credit hours, or $1,140 per course. 

This cost does not include course or lab fees. 

Many students lower their overall costs by applying their previously earned college credits to their degree. Because our online degree programs are accredited, students may also apply for financial aid.

Learn more about Tuition & Costs →

Career Opportunities

By completing your degree in criminal justice online, you’ll be able to advance your career or pursue a new career in fields such as: 

  • law enforcement
  • corrections
  • counseling
  • juvenile justice 
  • probation and parole
  • victim advocacy
  • court reporting
  • emergency management

Curriculum & Courses

Gain a deeper understanding criminal courts, criminal behavior, corrections, forensics, crime and mental health, while considering how to design better approaches to effectively address crime and the problems related to it.

Learn more about your criminal justice course options →

Admissions Deadlines & Requirements

Begin your courses in January, March, June, August, or October. Courses fill up fast — apply as soon as possible to register for the courses you need.

Learn more about what you’ll need to apply →