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Earn Your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online

Television may glamorize the phenomenon, but increasingly sophisticated and complex criminal activity requires specialized knowledge and skill from a scientific perspective. American Public University’s (APU) Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice offers a deep examination of the scientific study of crime and digital forensics.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates. Request information to learn how you can save with one of our tuition grants.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.


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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Focused Curriculum

This criminal justice degree advances your knowledge in the scientific study of digital forensics and crime scene investigation (CSI) theory, providing an in-depth analysis of evidence presented in the criminal justice system.

Leading-Edge Approach

APU’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides an opportunity to explore the latest challenges confronting law enforcement, such as cybercrime, computer forensics, and wireless network and device investigation.

Practical Perspective

In this program, professionals teach professionals. Your learning is enriched by faculty who inform your learning sharing their relevant experience from policing, corrections, intelligence, and government.

Study With Fellow Pros

Your virtual classroom provides a chance to interact with and exchange ideas among peer professionals—fellow students representing law enforcement, public safety, security, intelligence, government, and military communities.

Beyond the Classroom

You have the option to join the Criminology Club, an extracurricular activity aimed at academic and social interaction and access to criminology and criminal justice research.

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