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Online Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Join the Next Generation of Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity Experts

Explore the fields of criminal justice and cybersecurity and position yourself for success in two dynamic and growing industries. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and the digital landscape more fraught with dangers than ever before, cybersecurity and criminal justice experts will continue to be in high demand.

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Our rigorous curriculum provides ample opportunity to take courses that fit your interests. Customize your degree to meet your unique goals. 

Transfer Policy

Lindenwood’s generous transfer policy lets you complete your degree with as few as 30 credit hours taken with Lindenwood.

Develop the skills you need to protect your community in the ever-changing digital frontier. Whether you want to begin a career in law enforcement, explore how criminological theories are applied to public policy and practice in an increasingly online landscape, or meet the growing need of cybersecurity professionals across many industries, Lindenwood University sets you up for success.

Our online criminal justice and cybersecurity degree programs provide instruction from expert faculty who are experienced professionals in their respective fields. With courses ranging from network security, IT auditing, and digital forensics to policing in America, white-collar crime, and criminal justice ethics, graduates leave with a well-rounded academic background, regardless of their career path.

Online Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • No. 6 Best Online Colleges for Law Enforcement Degrees, GuidetoOnlineSchools.com 2019
  • Top 25 Online Law Enforcement Degrees by Security Degree Hub 2021
  • Transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

The online Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice will equip you with the skills to make a difference in your community. Through a challenging and comprehensive curriculum, you’ll investigate the extent, nature, and causes of crime while learning about how the police, courts, and corrections impact offenders and society as a whole.

The program consists of 69 credit hours of general education requirements, plus 27 credit hours of foundational courses in criminology and criminal justice. You will also select 24 credit hours of related electives.

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Online, Asynchronous

2-4 years Duration

120 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Prepare to enter a rapidly growing industry
  • Learn from faculty with real-world field experience
  • Transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits
  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats

The online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity helps you develop the skills you need to meet the growing demands for cybersecurity experts. Build a solid foundation you need to succeed in the cybersecurity field thanks to a rigorous curriculum that focuses on network security, IT auditing, digital forensics, cybersecurity analysis, penetration testing, and more.

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Online, Asynchronous

18-24 months Duration

33–39 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats
  • Transfer up to nine credits
  • No. 18 Most Affordable Online Law Enforcement Degrees, OnlineU.org. 2019

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is designed to help current professionals in the field take their careers to the next level. Develop your skills and broaden your knowledge to prepare for leadership roles at the local, state, and federal levels.

The curriculum focuses on topics such as criminal law and theory, organizational change, and global awareness. Courses are taught by faculty who are currently or formerly involved in the field.

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Online, Asynchronous

12-24 months Duration

36 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • 100% online courses and flexible learning formats
  • Transfer up to nine credits
  • Complete in as few as 15-18 months
  • No GRE requirement

The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management program will help you advance your career as the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. The curriculum focuses on forensics evaluation, ethical hacking and countermeasures, and cybersecurity systems and architectures to give you the skills you need to become a leader in the field.

Courses are taught by highly experienced expert faculty, and the program immerses students in relevant, industry-driven topics that will set you up for success.

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What Can I Do With a Criminal Justice Degree?

Graduating with a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice or an MS in Criminal Justice Administration sets you up for success in a variety of fields. Whether you want to serve your community as a police officer, pursue a career in federal agencies, or work in the social services arena, the curriculum will equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

  • Correctional officer: $47,440 per year3
  • Probation officers: $55,690 per year4
  • Forensic science technician: $60,5905
  • Police officers: $67,290 per year1

What Can I Do With a Cybersecurity Degree?

Graduating with a BS in Cybersecurity or MS in Cybersecurity Management will prepare you for a career in an increasingly in-demand field. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in information security, database administration, or anything in between, our rigorous curriculum will provide you with the skills you need for a successful career.

  • Computer network architect: $116,7806
  • Information security analyst: $103,5907
  • Database administrator: $98,8608
  • Computer and information systems manager: $151,1509

33% Industry growth rate2

16,300 Annual new positions2

$103,590 Median salary for information security analysts

FAQs

You can complete the online BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 36 months.

In addition to Lindenwood’s general education courses, the online BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice program requires the completion of 17 criminal justice major courses (51 credit hours). The Law Enforcement Academy emphasis option also requires the completion of 17 major courses. You can view the curriculum here.

Yes. The online BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice program allows you to transfer up to 90 credits. Learn more about our transfer policy here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

You can complete the online BS in Cybersecurity program as quickly as 24 months.

In addition to Lindenwood’s general education requirements, the online BS in Cybersecurity requires you to complete 22 courses on cybersecurity and related subjects.

Yes. The online BS in Cybersecurity program allows you to transfer up to 90 credits. Learn more about our transfer policy here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

Criminal justice is a broader term that describes the laws and policies related to any type of crime. Cybersecurity professionals are focused on digital crimes and are at the frontlines of law enforcement as cybercrime becomes more complex and commonplace.