Criminal Justice Degree

Online Criminal Justice Degrees


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Globe University believes higher education should be accessible to those who want it. We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to help students pay for college.

A degree in criminal justice from Globe University can help you acquire the skills needed for a career where you’ll make a difference in the community. 

Our career-focused criminal justice degree programs prepare students with the skills needed to qualify for a variety of positions in courts, corrections or security. 

All of our criminal justice degree programs are available day or evening. You can also take the bachelor's and master's in management with a criminal justice emphasis programs online.

Criminal Justice Degrees

Globe University has multiple criminal justice degree programs to choose from, including:

Not sure which degree program is right for you? Call us at 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions and a representative will be happy to help you evaluate your options.

*Some states require training in addition to a criminal justice degree program for employment as a peace officer (deputy sheriff, police officer or state patrol officer). Our program cannot be used to fulfill Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements. Please check your state’s Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) board requirements to determine eligibility for this profession.

If you are self-confident, assertive and a critical thinker, you may have the basic qualities needed for a career in criminal justice . With the right preparation, you could be part of a system that makes society fair and safe.

The following is a list of potential career options for criminal justice graduates. Compensation and responsibilities can vary depending on the department and position. Consider these positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 edition.*

Private detectives and investigators are trained to find and analyze information regarding legal, personal and financial matters. They are often hired to do background checks, find missing persons and investigate computer crimes.*

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and protect property against theft, terrorism, illegal activity and vandalism.*

Correctional officers oversee individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison.*

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists work with criminal offenders. They may be assigned to work in high-crime areas or in institutions where there is a risk of violence or communicable disease.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook at

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