Limited number of $2,500 scholarships available for Spring applicants. Some Restrictions Apply.*
 No Application Fees!

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree

We all have a calling. What’s Yours? At CBU, we help students find and fulfill their life’s mission. The world may be changing, but our mission at CBU remains strong. Learn more today!

Learn more about CBU Online

By providing my information I consent to be contacted via telephone (including a cell phone, if provided), email, and text message by California Baptist University Online.

Spring classes start January 9, 2023. Apply today!

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Choose Public Service with a Purpose.

Discover How.

Become part of the solution. Learn how to help rectify ingrained criminal injustices with a deep understanding of contemporary issues, obstacles, and innovative approaches. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at CBU Online teaches you more than just the fundamentals of the field. It tackles criminal justice reform, including the principles of restorative justice, improved sentencing guidelines, and policies on juvenile prosecution. And it does so from a Christian worldview. Become a public servant ready to effect positive change. 

Enter your program without exiting your life 100% online programs  

Professors leading the Criminal Justice Program will guide you through comprehensive courses that provide you with the opportunity to delve deeply into the criminal justice reform narrative, learning both the benefits and potential unintended consequences of reform measures. Among your coursework will be:

  • Crime and Delinquency
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Emergency Management 
  • Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice
  • Information Management    
  • Leadership and Ethics for Criminal Justice
  • Methods of Research for Criminal Justice
  • Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
  • Principles of Public Administration 
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security

Are you active duty military or a Veteran?

CBU participates in the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon School program and has unlimited scholarships available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also, through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense, CBU participates in Standardized Tuition Assistance. It provides financial assistance for your voluntary off-duty education programs. Choose a university that honors your service.  

"I had such an amazing experience at CBU! Very blessed to be able to attend this university."

– Andrea, Criminal Justice



Personal Student Success Coaches

Ranked & Recognized 

100% Christian faculty invested in your professional, personal, and spiritual growth 

Student success coaches help you navigate your academic career and achieve your goals.

Ranked #1 by  U.S. News & World Report  in 2020 for Faculty Credentials and Training; Ranked in the top 35 in the Nation on’s Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice; Ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report in 2020 for Best Online Bachelor’s Program. 

The world needs leaders with purpose. Do you have what it takes?

Live for others. Discover how.

Why attain your B.S. in Criminal Justice at CBU?



We offer relevant and applicable coursework and case studies designed to prepare you for careers or advancement in a variety of jobs at local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Christian principles are woven seamlessly into the curriculum and provide a foundation for ethical leadership and a thorough understanding of justice.

Professors include active and retired members of law enforcement and other related professions. Faculty members are committed to strengthening individual development through God's teachings in addition to the practical application of knowledge.

Online Plus

CBU Network

You’ll receive an online education that feels personalized and engaging, with professors, advisors, and staff who guide you toward your goal with the attentiveness you’d experience on campus.  

As a CBU alum, you’ll gain access to a strong network of professionals that include paralegals, law enforcement officers, faith-based executives, community correction officers, research analysts, and leaders in public administration.

Complete our form to learn more about our programs!


A division of California Baptist University, CBU Online offers a wide variety of comprehensive academic programs that are designed for working adults ready to fulfil their mission and advance their careers. Our programs are flexible to fit your busy life. Our faculty are devoted, passionate and committed to your success. At CBU Online, we believe each and every one of our students is created for a unique purpose. Live yours.

California Baptist University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


California Baptist University is regionally accredited and has ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years! The Division of Online and Professional Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

*CBU Online will support the highest valued scholarship the student is eligible to receive (no stacking scholarships).

Copyright © California Baptist University