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Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice

Looking for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice that will help you take your law enforcement career to the next level? Online CJ degree programs from University of the Cumberlands can help you prepare for or advance your career in the field of corrections and criminal justice. Criminal justice courses, available online or in Kentucky, enable students to communicate and practice effectively on the job with clients and colleagues so they may pursue lives of responsible service and leadership.

Our accomplished faculty aim to enhance your understanding of the roles of society and law enforcement in response to deviant behavior; appreciate the diversity of humanity and understand how cultural factors impact consumers of the criminal justice system; and to strengthen your critical thinking skills by fostering an understanding of deviance and clarifying personal values related to working with deviant populations.  University of the Cumberlands is dedicated to providing you with a core knowledge base to prepare you for your chosen career.

Courses are designed to give you a robust view of the applicable areas an online criminal justice bachelor's degree can be used.  Courses include, but are not limited to, Policing, Probation and Parole, Juvenile Justice, White Collar Crime and Death Investigation.

What can I do with a criminal justice degree?

What kind of careers can you pursue with this degree? Criminal justice bachelor’s degree jobs can be found in law enforcement, corrections, social work and more. Graduates from UC’s online criminal justice program can find potential careers as:

  • State Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • ATF Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Customs Enforcement Officer
  • DEA Agent

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration is expected to fill more than 807,000 openings by 2026. 


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Curious about bachelor’s degree in criminal justice requirements? Job prospects? The cost of bachelor’s degree in criminal justice programs? Want to learn more about our test-optional college admissions process? UC is here to help. For more information about our on-campus or online criminal justice bachelor’s degree programs, fill out the form on this page.

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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.

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.