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A police officer: Earn your criminal justice certificate online or in Virginia Beach, at Regent University.

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

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October 24, 2022

The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice is an academic certificate, offering students the opportunity to earn a higher education credential that combines your interest in law enforcement with your love for justice. This certificate is ideal for individuals who may not otherwise consider a full degree program but wish to enhance their American criminal justice system knowledge.

  • Learn about the agencies and processes involved in the criminal justice administration.
  • Explore the nature and causation of crime and the treatment and prevention of crime.
  • Examine criminal law in the U.S., specific types of crimes, and criminal defense.

This undergraduate certificate does not include professional licensure.

Regent University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice is for lifelong learners who want to re-skill, up-skill, and get ahead with new credentials. Whether you’re seeking professional development or continuing education, Regent’s 100% online certificate programs will give you the priceless advantage of high-quality education from America’s premier Christian university. To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Examines the American criminal justice system. Investigates the agencies and processes involved in the administration of criminal justice. Considers various approaches in defining, measuring, and controlling crime.

Investigates the nature and causation of crime. Gives attention to major theoretical explanations for crime as well as to the treatment and prevention of crime.

Discusses principles and practices of criminal investigation including crime scene conduct and procedures, collection and preservation of evidence, interview and interrogation techniques, development of leads, and the use of surveillance techniques. Addresses ethical issues related to the criminal case investigation.

Examines criminal law in the United States with special attention given to various principles that apply to most criminal cases. Investigation includes the history and development of criminal law in the United States, an analysis of a number of specific types of crimes, parties to crime, and criminal defense.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Business$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Communication$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Counseling$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Cybersecurity$39512$4,740
Finance$39512$4,740
Government$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740
Psychology$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Business$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Communication$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Counseling$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cybersecurity$4506$2,700
Finance$4506$2,700
Government$4506$2,700
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700
Psychology$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

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Full-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$39512$4,740
Biblical Studies$39512$4,740
Business$39512$4,740
Christian Ministry$39512$4,740
Communication$39512$4,740
Computer Science$39512$4,740
Counseling$39512$4,740
Criminal Justice$39512$4,740
Cybersecurity$39512$4,740
Finance$39512$4,740
Government$39512$4,740
Healthcare Studies$39512$4,740
Human Resources$39512$4,740
Information Systems$39512$4,740
International Relations$39512$4,740
Leadership Studies$39512$4,740
Psychology$39512$4,740

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate CertificateTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Advertising & Marketing$4506$2,700
Biblical Studies$4506$2,700
Business$4506$2,700
Christian Ministry$4506$2,700
Communication$4506$2,700
Computer Science$4506$2,700
Counseling$4506$2,700
Criminal Justice$4506$2,700
Cybersecurity$4506$2,700
Finance$4506$2,700
Government$4506$2,700
Healthcare Studies$4506$2,700
Human Resources$4506$2,700
Information Systems$4506$2,700
International Relations$4506$2,700
Leadership Studies$4506$2,700
Psychology$4506$2,700

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Note: Eligible students may use their VA benefits to cover the cost of their undergraduate certificate. Learn more about benefits and discounts for military students.

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