A leader in criminal justice education, Miami's Florida International University boasts an extensive distance education division and worldwide network of more than 200,000 online alumni. More than half of the school's current student body takes at least one online course every year.

FIU offers a 120-credit online criminal justice degree designed for individuals interested in careers related to law enforcement, homeland security, border patrol, and U.S. Marshals. Coursework covers global terrorism, criminological theory, search methods, and more.

Led by top-tier faculty, online coursework at FIU is delivered synchronously via Blackboard. Students can log in to engage in discussions and complete activities and assignments whenever it is convenient for them. Since classes are not self-paced, however, students must complete assignments and exams by specific due dates.

Distance learners at FIU are matched with virtual success coaches who will guide them through their entire online education. The schools also offers academic coaches, advising, 24/7 live technology support, and tutoring services.

Online students have the option of joining the FIU Honors College in which they practice problem-solving, communication, and analysis skills. To graduate in the honors programs, students must complete 12 credits of honors coursework. Within the honors program, students gain access to competitive scholarships, have more study abroad and research opportunities, and premier access to jobs and internships.

Prospective students can take a demo course to see what an online experience will be like before enrolling. Applicants must submit official SAT or ACT scores. Admitted students in this criminal justice degree online can begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Distance learners pay $213 for in-state tuition and $329 for out-of-state tuition. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal work-study, and student loans.

Program Overview
Program name: Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice
Accrediting body: SACSCOC
Tuition: $213/credit in-state; $330/credit out-of-state

Format: Online
Instruction style: Asynchronous

Program Requirements
Credit requirements: 120 credits

Program Length
Program options: Full-time only
Program length: 4 years
Program start dates: Fall, spring, summer

Admission Requirements
Application deadline: Rolling
Standardized tests: SAT or ACT

Department phone: (305) 348-5890
Admissions email: admiss@fiu.edu
Social media accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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