Undergraduate Degrees in Criminal Justice

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Take your career to the next level with a flexible, accredited online criminal justice degree from Saint Leo University.

Spring 1 Classes Begin January 17, 2023

Get a jump-start on a career making your community a safer place.

As a student in Saint Leo’s Criminal Justice program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of law enforcement through comprehensive coursework, field placements, and hands-on learning that takes you outside of the classroom and into the real world. Learn about our undergraduate Criminal Justice programs:

Graduates of Saint Leo's Associate of Arts degree pursue entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, government agencies, private security companies and other security-related jobs in the private and public sectors.

Students in Saint Leo’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program develop the highly specialized knowledge and leadership skills they need to decode and correct criminals, work with law enforcement agencies, and improve the lives of people everywhere—in their communities and around the world.

The Criminal Justice – General Track is a 39-hour major

Saint Leo’s B.A. in Criminal Justice – Criminalistics specialization trains students in crime scene investigation and forensic science. Students will gain expertise in crime scene processing, fingerprint analysis, evidence preservation, and blood stain interpretation, while building job-ready skills in scientific writing and courtroom testimony. 

The Criminal Justice – Criminalistics specialization is a 42-hour major

Saint Leo’s BA in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security specialization trains students in how they could help divert the next terrorist attack, respond to natural disasters, and keep America secure—in cyberspace, at our country’s borders, and by air, land, and sea.

The Criminal Justice – Homeland Security specialization is a 42-hour major

Why Choose Saint Leo University?


Online Learning

75+ flexible and accredited online degree programs taught by faculty with real-world experience.


Balanced Curriculum

Our courses are built to the highest standards with engaging classes for practical application.


Built Around You

Our leading-edge learning technology allows students to connect and contribute anytime, anywhere.

Career Expertise

Saint Leo is an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates, where you can learn the latest techniques from faculty members who've served more than 25 years as crime scene investigators, local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives, FBI advisers. Our faculty are leading experts on the skills that you need to advance to the next stage in your career: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and more.

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Specially Designed For Adult Learners

Saint Leo’s 75+ undergraduate and graduate online degree programs prepare you to take advantage of growing career opportunities in a variety of in-demand fields. Taught by accomplished faculty with real-world experience, Saint Leo courses are paired with a convenient learning environment that is backed by years of experience in delivering online programs.

"Saint Leo offers some of the best programs in the country and the staff is amazing. Being a student at Saint Leo is one of the best feelings in the world!"
– Courtney S., BA in Accounting, online

For additional information including prerequisites, degree requirements, and financial aid opportunities, please fill out the form provided and a friendly admissions representative will be happy to assist you.

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