Earn a specialized criminal justice degree, 100% online.

The fully online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program from West Virginia State University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the modern criminal justice system and its relationship with society. The curriculum is informed by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and coursework features an in-depth study of the perpetrators and causes of crime from a theoretical and practical framework. Graduates of this program have a knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural, racial and gender issues within the criminal justice system and are prepared for careers as responsible criminal justice professionals.

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Certificate Program Options: Generalist, Investigation, Corrections, Law Enforcement
For curriculum information for WVSU’s criminal justice certificate offerings, refer to the course list on this page.

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Upon graduation from this program, you will be qualified for a wide variety of criminal justice careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in this fast-paced field earn average salaries of around $60,200 per year. Police and detectives can expect to see career growth through 2024. Other potential careers include:

  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Corrections Officer
  • Corrections Counselors
  • Probation Officers
  • Juvenile Probation Officers
  • Victim’s Advocates
  • Park Rangers
  • Fraud Investigators
  • Forensics Investigator
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Private Security/Loss Prevention
  • Preparation for Graduate School and Law School
  • Crime Scene Investigator