Criminal Justice (B.S.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice Degree (Safety Studies) (B.S.)

A high-demand degree with tremendous job potential, Crown’s accredited online B.S. in Criminal Justice offers students a unique educational opportunity with real-world implications: to investigate diverse social, political, legal and ethical concerns embedded in complex criminal justice issues from a Christian perspective.

Our Christ-centered curriculum offers a broad overview of this growing field with multiple entry points into a career or specific advanced training. Freshman and transfer students are invited to prepare themselves for a rewarding career in juvenile justice, security, probation, corrections, youth work or the courts. For those currently working in criminal justice without a college education, Crown’s online Criminal Justice degree program brings you the professional recognition and advancement you deserve.

Only at Crown can students complement the Christ-centered online degree in Criminal Justice with studies in the Christ-focused online Disaster and Emergency Management program. This pairing reflects actual situations and opportunities with real-world applications. The complementary programs also offer students even greater options for personal and professional growth. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of Crown’s students receive student loans, scholarships and/or financial aid.

Through our Christian studies requirements, students develop a deep understanding of the criminal justice system’s practices, theories and procedures from a perspective of equity and legality. Students also investigate the nature and causes of crime, while learning how faith, strong families, stable communities, effective schools, and reductions in violence and poverty all contribute to crime prevention. This unique, online Christian Criminal Justice degree program will provide students with the skills needed for various exciting careers in criminal justice, it will not prepare them for police work.

“Our B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, especially when joined with the Disaster and Emergency Management program, gives students a professional understanding of justice, ethics and restitution from a faith-based perspective, with real-world applications.” – Darin Mather, PhD ABD, Program Chair, Social Studies

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An Affordable Online College Education.

Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.

Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.

School of Online Studies & Graduate School Tuition and Fees

 Tuition (per credit)2014-15 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$460
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester
 Tuition (per credit)2015-16 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$480
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester