Criminology & Criminal Justice
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 for cybersecurity professionals across many industries, Lindenwood University sets you up for success as a criminal justice professional through our criminology and criminal justice degree paths.
Find the Program for You
Our online degree in criminal justice and criminology programs provide instruction from expert faculty who are experienced professionals in their respective fields. With courses ranging from network security, IT auditing, and forensic science to policing in America, white-collar crime, and criminal justice ethics, graduates of this online criminal justice degree program leave with a well-rounded academic background, regardless of their career path. Criminology and criminal justice major course topics in law enforcement, corrections, the court system, criminal law, and national security can prepare you for a diverse world of criminal justice job paths in either field. Prepare to make an immediate impact in the field with your criminology and criminal justice degree—at the local or federal government levels—or continue on in your studies in criminal justice and criminology or pursue your law degree.
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“The Criminal Justice professors have numerous connections and real-life experiences that help their students get real experience while still in school.”-Selma Barimac
Frequently Asked Questions
In a nutshell, criminal justice focuses on the system that navigates and attempts to treat people after they have committed crimes. On the other hand, criminology aims to dissect the behavior of the criminals themselves to better understand, predict, and prevent their dangerous actions.
Criminology informs and guides police officers, detectives, and other law enforcement officials as they work to solve crimes. With the help of criminologists, investigators can work more quickly and accurately in their work.
If you have a natural interest in the criminal justice system, it makes sense to pursue a career in this dynamic field. We recommend speaking with our advisors about your goals before applying to become a criminal justice and criminology major so we can help you choose the right criminology and criminal justice degree program.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online criminal justice programs and criminology degrees to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success. Are you ready to begin a career in criminology or criminal justice? Contact our support team today to learn more about how our online criminal justice degrees fit the needs of modern students.