Drexel’s accredited online Criminal Justice program goes beyond the narrow “police science” focus of many programs, offering a rigorous academic foundation supplemented by specialized coursework that prepares you for a wide range of professional positions or for graduate study. You’ll gain a strong background in criminology, the study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as an understanding of the history, structure, administration, policies, and procedures of the agencies of crime control and criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary.
- The program can be completely fully online at your own pace
- The curriculum draws on the strengths of a range of many programs from philosophy to sociology, psychology, legal studies, political science, information science, chemistry, bioscience and biotechnology, and computer science, including the computer-based skills, technological expertise, and biochemical/biotechnological knowledge that are increasingly important to the operation of the agencies of the modern criminal justice system
- Preparation for 21st-Century careers in criminal justice, private security, the legal profession, or for graduate study in criminal justice or associated disciplines, including forensic science and computer science.
This program is only available on a part-time basis.
You will study with the best
Drexel’s faculty members are energetic scholars and recognized experts in their fields, with a real passion for the subjects they teach. But above all, they are committed to connecting the dots between what you know and what you need to learn, by engaging your professional interests, building on your valuable experience, and providing you with continuous support.
You will build an impressive network
The Digital Dragon community reaches across the country and around the world, connecting a diverse group of talented adults, with plenty of professional know-how, life experience, and practical advice to share. So in addition to earning a valuable degree, you will come away with an impressive network of colleagues, contacts, and friends.
You will have plenty of support
Along with your enrollment counselor, academic advisor, professors, and classmates, you will have all the extra support you need to be successful, including 24/7 tech support, as well as online access to Drexel University’s award-winning W.W. Hagerty Library, its Writing Center, and its Steinbright Career Center.
You will broaden your global horizons
Unlike most online education providers, Drexel offers life-changing study abroad opportunities for all of its virtual students – some of which are even built into the curriculum. And that’s a real bonus in today’s global workplace.