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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice

On-Campus Degree Overview

Online Degree Available

A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice will prepare you for a career in a number of local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and organizations. Since the criminal justice field demands moral excellence and the careful application of laws, Regent’s program emphasizes a Christian worldview, strong academic content, critical thinking and analysis, and ethics. Through your coursework, you will learn about criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice, and constitutional law. You will also have the option to take courses that explore public policy and administration; state and local government; homeland security; and domestic and international terrorism.

You may choose to pursue your criminal justice degree in Virginia on Regent’s beautiful campus, or take your classes online. Both programs will prepare you for numerous career opportunities and equip you to be an effective professional and servant-leader in the criminal justice arena.

Should you desire further education upon graduation, you will be prepared academically for graduate-level education through our Christian university in Virginia or other graduate schools in fields including law, government/political science, criminal justice, public administration or public policy.

Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Border Patrol
  • Customs Agent
  • Detective
  • Bailiff
  • Game Warden


Curriculum: View course requirements.
Length: 120 credit hours (includes 49 general education, 48 criminal justice and 23 additional electives)
Format: Offered entirely online or on campus.
Results: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Important Links: Apply Now | Tuition & Financial Aid | Department & Faculty
Contact: Dr. Stephen M. King, Associate Dean of Academics, Department Chair, Government, History & Criminal Justice; phone: 757.352.4753; email:

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