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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 programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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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 spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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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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