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FOP members get special access to our Criminal Justice programs


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Criminal Justice - Fraternal Order of Police

Regionally Accredited | 100% Online | U.S. News & World Report Top Ranked Program | College of Distinction

University of the Cumberlands is proud to support members and families of the Fraternal Order of Police. We have partnered with the National FOP University to offer members and their families exceptional academic programs that are structured to be some of the most affordable in the nation. FOP members can also apply to University of the Cumberlands free of charge.

  • Undergraduate courses begin at $220 per credit hour | Graduate courses begin at $315 per credit hour
  • No cost to apply 
  • No GRE required 
  • FREE transfer credit evaluation 
  • FREE acceptance of approved transfer credit

If serving and protecting others is your passion, prepare for a career in the field of corrections and criminal justice. With an online degree in criminal justice, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues so that you’re able to pursue a life of responsible service and leadership.

Coursework is designed to give students a robust view of the applicable areas a degree in criminal justice can be used.  Courses include, but are not limited to Homeland Security, Digital Forensics, Policing, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, White Collar Crime, Cybersecurity and Death Investigation.

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Only 61 hours required 


Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice

Only 120 hours required 


Master's Degree in Justice Administration

Only 31 hours required 


Ph.D. in Leadership with Concentration in Criminal Justice

Only 66 hours required 


National FOP University

The National Fraternal Order of Police University (NFOPU) is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides members of the National FOP with multi-varied learning programs. These programs are traditional and non-traditional forums. The formation of NFOPU allows FOP members the ability to take courses which will accommodate the unique requirements of a working law enforcement officer's schedule. These courses can be taken completely on-line which will make it easier for our members to obtain their degrees on their own time. All of the colleges and universities that are participating are regionally accredited institutions.

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Cumberlands uses the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) giving you the ability to see if your courses will transfer. If you cannot find your courses in the TES tool, please submit your transcripts for review.

Find Your Transfer Credits

*Information Technology students can transfer these certifications for course credit


    Hours Earned
  Associate 60-66
University of the Cumberlands logo Bachelor's + 60-68
Hours Required for Bachelor's at UC = 120 Hours*
* Number of hours taken at UC will depend on courses transferred as part of Associates and Major chosen at UC. Submit your transcripts today for a review.

Undergraduate Students can transfer up to 75% of their degree plan into UC

You can save up to 75% on tuition and earn your degree at one of Kentucky's fastest growing universities
  Total hours required (min.) Maximum # of transfer hours
Bachelors of Science 120 96
Associates of Science 61 45
Master's of Science 31 15

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