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Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Online Criminal Justice Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning
In the competition for upper-level law enforcement and public safety jobs, a bachelor's degree can give you a big advantage.
Get a competitive edge quickly and conveniently with Excelsior College’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement and Public Safety concentration).
Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are a working professional who's striving for promotion to upper-level jobs, Excelsior’s online law enforcement and public safety classes offer more flexibility and convenience than a traditional criminal justice degree program.
See the course requirements for the Bachelor's in Criminal Justice degree.
Excelsior's program is specifically designed for working adults, providing a practical path to degree completion. At Excelsior, you will:
A Career-Building Degree for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Professionals
Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)
A national leader in distance learning and adult education since 1971, Excelsior upholds the same academic standards as criminal justice degree programs at traditional colleges. Our online criminal justice classes are led by first-rate professors who are affiliated with leading criminal justice degree programs across the United States.
The law enforcement and public safety concentration provides you with a thorough background in subjects such as:
Excelsior graduates compete very successfully in the law enforcement job market, gaining employment with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, private security firms, and other public safety employers.
Minimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. 33 credits of the 120 credits must be in the area of concentration (18 upper level), including a 3-credit capstone course. See the credit requirements in chart form.