B.S. in Criminal Justice

College of Arts & Sciences

RANKED AMONG TOP NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, 2019

"A" RATED FOR SAFETY, NICHE, 2018

TOP 5% MOST AFFORDABLE PRIVATE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES

90% OF FULL-TIME FACULTY HOLD THE HIGHEST DEGREE IN THEIR FIELD

Safeguard Your Future Through a Criminal Justice Degree

You're passionate about justice and creating a safer future for everyone. Through Regent's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Criminal Justice, you'll study criminal justice theory, criminal investigation processes and ethics, juvenile justice and more—all presented from a Christian worldview. Explore the role of technology in forensics and criminal justice and how the courts work with law enforcement as you prepare for a career in local, state, federal or international law enforcement. You'll also choose one of four concentrations that best aligns with your career goals.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, 2019, and also ranks #1 in its list of Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia.

ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Understand criminology, police studies, crime scene investigation, community corrections, crisis intervention and more.

FOCUS ON SAFETY

Explore homeland security through the Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program and learn how to prepare for disasters and mitigate hazards.

ACCESS FACULTY EXPERTISE

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Criminal Justice Program Online | On Campus

8-Week Course Sessions

120+ Credit Hours

Online | On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120+

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Career Opportunities:

  • Bailiff
  • Border Patrol
  • Customs
  • Detective Work
  • Game Warden
  • Homeland Security Official
  • Police Force
  • Probation

$65,400 Mean annual wage for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018.

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Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)
*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)
*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

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B.S. in Criminal Justice