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Criminal Justice Online

Pursue Justice & Advance Your Career

Get the credentials you need to advance your career in the vast field of criminal justice. With a broad foundation in the social sciences, Newberry's online criminal justice program you students for a wide variety of exciting career paths, from policing, corrections, security, judicial administration, social services, and more. You will also be well-prepared for graduate school, should you wish to pursue an advanced degree such as Newberry's online M.A. in criminal justice.

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  • Complete the Online Programs application for admission.
  • Have official transcripts sent from all academic institutions from which we will be considering credits for transfer.
  • Have a grade of “C” or better on any prerequisite courses for the major.
  • Review your free credit evaluation and complete your Degree Completion Roadmap with your program advisor so you’ll know exactly where you stand now and what comes next. 


The criminal justice online degree program requires 48 semester hours distributed across the following disciplines:

  • Criminal Justice Foundation Courses
  • Criminal Justice Electives
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences

These do not include additional courses that may be necessary to fulfill Online Liberal Arts Core requirements.

For full course requirements and details, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Completion Track Courses  -- $395 per credit hour

You may be eligible for tuition assistance through the South Carolina Tuition Grant. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at

Newberry College school code: 003440

Criminal Justice Online Program Expenses 

  • Application fee – No fee to apply at Newberry College
  • Student Services fees – Included in your tuition
  • Course Resource fee – Included in your tuition
  • Testing fees – Included in your tuition
  • Books and Supplies – Varies by course requirements; approximately $100 -- $300 per course
  • Transcript fees (transferring schools) – Varies by institution, typically $20 - $30 per school


Our admission counselors are ready to answer questions and walk you through the application process. Email or call 1.800.845.4955 to request assistance.

View Academic Catalog

Career Possibilities

  • Attorney
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paralegal
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Juvenile Detention Specialist
  • Federal Air Marshal
  • Park Ranger
  • Correctional Officer
  • Security Analyst
  • USPS Inspector
  • Police Officer
  • CIA / FBI Agent
  • Victim Advocate
  • Criminal Profiler


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