Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree Online

What makes Penn Foster different from other online criminal justice schools? Our online Criminal Justice courses are self-paced, so you can earn an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree on your own time — and for just $79 a credit!

Why Study Criminal Justice Online?

Our online Criminal Justice degrees can provide you the fundamentals to help you prepare for a criminal justice job. You’ll learn in-depth skills such as criminology, criminal law, and ethics, as well as field specific courses like crime scene investigation and correctional practices in institutions. Take the first step toward a variety of careers in criminal justice while studying at your own pace with our online criminal justice degrees.​
Why Study Criminal Justice Online?
How to get a degree in Criminal Justice from Penn Foster
How to get a degree in Criminal Justice from Penn Foster
With Penn Foster College, you can earn your Criminal Justice Associate or Bachelor's degree online to help you take the next step toward a criminal justice career. Choose a Criminal Justice program below to get started:

What Jobs Can I Pursue with a Criminal Justice Degree?

A Criminal Justice degree can help you gain skills and knowledge relevant to professional opportunities in a wide variety of criminal justice jobs, from private security firms and correctional institutions to government agencies. Take the first steps toward expanding your career opportunities with Penn Foster College's online criminal justice degrees.​
What Jobs Can I Pursue with a Criminal Justice Degree?
What is the average salary of someone with a criminal justice degree?
What is the Average Salary of Someone with a Criminal Justice Degree?
The average criminal justice salary¹ can vary based on the specific field you work in, your work experience, and several other factors. Here are some average Criminal Justice salaries for entry-level positions in the field:
  • Correctional Officers: $42,670
  • Probation Officers: $50,160
  • Police Officers: $61,600
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Choose one of our online Criminal Justice degree programs to take the next steps in your professional journey.

Associate Degree in Criminal Justice

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Protective Service Occupations, on the Internet: Correctional Officers and Bailiffs, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists, Police and Detectives. (Visited January 5, 2018.)