Need help with applying? Have questions about transfer credit? Every prospective student receives a personal advisor to assist with the registration process, answer questions about the program, or discuss academic and career goals - by email, phone or video. Your Dominican University personal advisor is waiting to help

This one-to-one academic counseling assures that you obtain accurate information from start to finish - the same advisor will be there to assist you throughout your Dominican University experience.

Academic Excellence

Our online courses focus on providing you with the knowledge you need to be more proficient in your job and advance your career.

New Lower Tuition

We’ve lowered online tuition by 25%. Your degree is within reach!

Tuition Deferment

Students who receive company or union reimbursements may defer payment until the completion of the term.

Your Personal Coach

Questions? Need help? The same person will be there to assist you throughout your Dominican University experience.

Program Details

Dominican University’s 100% online Criminal Justice degree program was developed utilizing the same philosophy, principles and goals that have governed the existing on campus program: to provide students with the tools they need to understand the complexity of the criminal justice system while promoting personal growth and skills for future success.  

  • Receive a strong background in core criminal justice courses, such as introduction to criminal justice, criminology, juvenile justice and professional ethics in criminal justice.
  • Take courses specifically focused in law, including courses on criminal, constitutional and civil law, with  special consideration  given to domestic violence, mental health and corrections.

The major requires a variety of courses pertaining to the essential elements of criminal justice as well as a thorough comprehension of relevant theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches used to explore criminal behavior and its permutations. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to understanding criminal behavior, the nature of law and social control, the organization and management of criminal justice agencies, and the use of research and evaluation for planned change in criminal justice.

Upon completion of the degree, you will be well prepared to to earn an advanced degree in criminology, criminal justice or law, or to pursue a career in a variety of fields including law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, court administration, protective services, and many more.

*Online students have access to career counseling services and the fitness center and library at our Rockland County campus.

Dominican University’s Online Program was ranked #19 in the State of New York by BestCollege’s.com, a leading provider of higher education information and resources. 

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Transfer Credits

Transfer students may be accepted with:

  • A maximum of 70 credits from an accredited two-year institution.
  • A maximum of 90 credits from an accredited four-year institution .

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Dominican University for a degree.  A minimum of 60 semester hours in liberal arts is required for a Bachelor of Science degree from Dominican University.

Growth Potential

The online Criminal Justice degree program with a specialization in legal studies is designed to help students enter the workforce or continue to earn an advanced degree in criminology, criminal justice  or law.

Graduates of the online Criminal Justice degree program  work in the following areas.  

  • Bailiff
  • Border patrol agent
  • Corrections officer
  • Customs agent
  • Judge
  • Police detective
  • Police officer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Security officer
  • Special agent

The Dominican University Online Advantage

Contact Rob Tyrrell today about becoming an online student at Dominican University.

Rob Tyrrell
Phone: 845-848-7907
Email: rob.tyrrell@duny.edu

We Salute Veterans

Dominican University is a Military Friendly School that strongly supports veterans. If you have served, accept our thanks—and ask us about programs just for vets and their families.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, Dominican University offers up to $2,720 per student per year for undergraduate programs.

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