Point University’s online Associate and Bachelor’s Programs in Criminal Justice provide students with the theoretical knowledge and skills to understand social problems and issues in human relations. With a focus on crime, criminal law, criminal procedures and criminal behavior, students acquire a working knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system and the impact of crime on society.
An interdisciplinary approach helps students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary to understand crime in a psychosocial context, thus enabling them to effectively address the causes and impact of criminal behavior.
Associate of Arts courses include:
Bachelor of Science courses include:
The criminal justice program offers a rigorous curriculum in a fully online format that facilitates interaction with instructors and classmates.
The online Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students to advance, change careers, or pursue further studies in the field. Students graduate with the skills to effectively articulate, evaluate, and address the causes and impact of criminal behavior on society.
Equipped with an understanding of key issues in human relations and knowledge of the American criminal justice system, graduates are well-prepared for a range of positions:
In addition to professional development, the program’s biblically-oriented curriculum helps students grow personally and spiritually.
Founded in 1937, Point University is a community of extraordinary students and educators who share a passion for integrating faith and service into every aspect of their lives. Point’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development.
Beyond providing the flexibility and convenience of earning a degree on your schedule, Point University’s online programs are unique because faith is woven into every course. Supportive professors blend the fundamental elements of students’ chosen fields of study with Christian beliefs and core values to empower them to make a difference in whatever career path they choose. Students are not only equipped for professional success but are also prepared to take their faith into the marketplace in a culturally relevant way.
Point University online students benefit from:
At Point, we are proud to develop servant-leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and a deep sense of commitment to the betterment of their communities and society as a whole.
At Point University, our goal is to make higher education accessible to all. Our tuition costs are lower than many other institutions, making a high-quality, Christian, private college education an affordable investment in your future. Tuition rates will remain steady for the 2021-22 academic year, saving our students an estimated $800 annually. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:
Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester, and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.
Our online veteran students have access to the same financial aid resources available to campus students, with the added benefit of tuition assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
In addition to providing a quality education at a cost lower than many other private universities, Point University offers online students nearly 40% off the regular tuition rate for on-campus programs.
Point University offers scholarships like the Point Community Scholarship to help you save on your degree. First-term online students have the opportunity to receive a scholarship valued at up to $15,000 over the life of any Point University fully online degree program. Terms and conditions apply.
Contact an enrollment specialist to learn more about eligibility requirements and how you can apply.
Eligible students enrolled at least half time are qualified for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.
The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.
Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Point University.
The Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degrees. Academic quality and continuous institutional improvement are at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation. To earn accreditation, an institution must comply with the high standard of quality required by the Commission, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student learning and achievement.