Criminal Justice Online

Are you a professional looking to propel your career in the criminal justice field? Faulkner University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree curriculum can enhance your knowledge in several criminal justice areas, including law enforcement, corrections, the legal field and private security. Through continued learning, this online program supports professional development initiatives, letting you earn a degree on your own terms.

How The Program Works

At Faulkner University, we take a moral and ethical instructional approach to the BCJ program, emphasizing law enforcement, private security, corrections and pre-law. Faculty members are experts in the classroom and in the criminal justice field to prepare you for real-world challenges.

Students interested in the 120-hour BCJ program must transfer in 66 hours of general education credits and take the remaining 54 hours of program content at Faulkner University. However, professionals with the law enforcement and corrections minimum standards certification can earn academic credit toward the program’s core requirements, and those without 66 transfer credits can complete classes at Faulkner to qualify for the program.

These upper-level courses can be taken fully online or through a hybrid learning format. The degree program is divided into six eight-week modules, which can be completed in three semesters for accelerated learning.

Pursue A Criminal Justice Degree at Faulkner University

Whether you’re looking to start a new career or provide an academic foundation for further learning in graduate programs and law school, the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University can help put you on the path toward success. As with all of Faulkner’s programs, the BCJ curriculum provides a faith-based education with competitive tuition rates and accelerated schedules. Apply now with no fee required, or contact us to learn more about this program.

*Module 1

  • BCJ 3312: CJ & WWW
  • BCJ 4301: Criminalistics**
  • BCJ 4303: CJ Ethics

Module 2

  • BCJ 2331: Criminal Law
  • BCJ 3301: Criminology
  • BCJ 4307: Research Methods**

Module 3

  • BCJ 3309: Terrorism
  • BCJ 3310: Corrections
  • BCJ 4306: Criminal Behavior Analysis**

Module 4

  • BCJ 3304: Juvenile Justice
  • BCJ 3313: Cultural Diversity
  • BCJ 4303: Interview and Interrogation**

Module 5

  • BCJ 3305: Constitutional Law**
  • BCJ 3306: Private Security
  • BCJ 3324: Crisis Management

Module 6

  • BCJ 3309: First Line Supervision
  • BCJ 4302: Courts
  • BCJ 4305: Special Issues**

* Courses are offered in both a hybrid format and fully online. Classes are offered once per year. Students can enter the program at the beginning of each module (January, March, April, June, August and October and complete the rotation from the point of entry.

**These courses are offered both on-ground and online. Therefore, students can take the entire series online or in the aforementioned hybrid format.

Degree Plan

Course Requirements

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  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Complete and print the Official Transcript Request form and submit it to all previously attended schools with the appropriate fee.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all previous college work or a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on at least 12 hours taken with Faulkner.
  • Completion of entrance competencies as listed.
  • Minimum 23 years of age.


Summer 2020-Spring 2021

Tuition $335 per semester hour
General Fee $300 per semester ($200 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $65 per semester hour
Applicable Course Fees see full tuition and fee schedule