Online Criminal Justice Degree (BA)
The online criminal justice bachelor's degree program at MVNU teaches students job-relevant skills they can take with them to a future career that leaves a lasting impact on communities. Criminal justice majors dive into cases, learn how to uncover clues critical to solving crimes, and attain a well-rounded sense of the justice system. They discover what it takes to uphold the law and gain valuable insights into criminology, victimology, and ethics along the way. Accompanied by supportive faculty, the online classes at MVNU are designed to instruct and guide students through the curriculum in challenging, engaging ways that pique their curiosities and foster critical thought.
At MVNU, we're not just teaching the core concepts of the criminal justice field. Part of our objective is to impact it through research projects and attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions faced by communities today. We recognize that crime not only hurts victims but also society. Our curriculum focuses on restorative justice, emphasizes God’s love for all people, and aims to help students discover a deeper level of care and understanding.
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*Based on students beginning the program with 56 transferable credit hours and only needing the program-specific classes. Time to completion varies based on individual student circumstances and previous college experience.
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Students with two or more years of previous college experience can complete their BA in criminal justice degree in as little as 21 months. Our criminal justice classes are all online and our faculty is easily accessible, providing the flexibility students need to learn just about anywhere. Each of our faculty members has worked or is currently working in the criminal justice field, so they can bring first-hand knowledge and experience to our program.
Our criminal justice online classes help students learn how to:
- Think critically about international crime and domestic issues
- Examine crime and terrorism through a homeland security lens
- Identify major forms of criminal behavior
- Realize the impact of crime on victims
- Apply laws and ethics to real-world scenarios
- Effectively work during times of crisis
- Gain a better understanding of cultural and human diversity
- Work ethically in the field