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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BS)

At South College, you can pursue your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice fully online or take a mix of online and on-campus classes at our Asheville, Knoxville, or Nashville campus. Learn at your convenience in a hybrid or online bachelor’s degree program and start working toward tomorrow’s career in criminal justice today!


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Degree Features

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BS)

  1. Program Duration

    42 months for full-time students

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  3. Location

    Online or Online + In-Person Classes in Asheville, Knoxville, or Nashville

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn more about financial aid options available for students in our criminal justice programs, contact a member of our admissions team today.

Industry Outlook

Communities will always need criminal justice professionals who are prepared to serve and protect. With a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree from South College, you’ll work to develop skills that can help expand opportunities within criminal justice and the legal system, including careers as a probation officer, police officer, correctional officer, security guard, crime scene investigator, fraud investigator, and more. A criminal justice bachelor’s degree program can also prepare you for graduate criminal justice programs, including the criminal justice graduate certificates,  Master of Science in Criminal Justice, or MBA w/Concentration in Criminal Justice programs at South College.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BS)

Program Overview

Do you feel called to serve and protect? A criminal justice career can be fast-paced and fulfilling—protecting lives, pursuing justice, and relentlessly serving the community around you. Whether you’re looking to develop the knowledge and social awareness needed for entry-level jobs in criminal justice, or to build upon your existing skills and training so that you can advance your career in law enforcement or another criminal justice field, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at South College can help.

Focused on real-world applications, our criminal justice bachelor’s program explores law enforcement, victim advocacy, and corrections. Through an internship, field trips, and interacting with criminal justice practitioners, you can gain a thorough understanding of criminal justice theories along with an inside view of key criminal justice operations and processes. A criminal justice internship offers the opportunity to not only apply your newly learned skills and techniques but also to expand your professional network.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


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