Criminal Justice, B.S.  

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Help make our communities safer and stronger with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Vermont State University. You’ll study corrections, law enforcement, the court system, criminology and ethics in the program core and extend your knowledge in areas of most interest to you through eight electives.

An online course format gives you maximum flexibility in completing your degree, while a hands-on internship within the criminal justice system provides vital experience and the opportunity to apply what you are learning. You’ll gain a solid foundation for graduate studies or to begin your career in law enforcement, corrections, government agencies, social service organizations, and related areas.

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Why Study Criminal Justice at Vermont State

  • Promising Career Opportunities: Our rigorous curriculum fuels strong results. Graduates have launched their careers with the U.S. Secret Service, Interpol, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, court systems, social justice nonprofits, and law enforcement agencies. 
  • Online Program: You don’t have to put your life on hold to earn your criminal justice degree. The coursework component of the program is completely online and offered asynchronously, meaning you can complete your work according to your schedule.  
  • Broad Career Preparation: Prepare for a range of criminal justice degree jobs in areas including juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, probation, law, and advocacy. Or, continue your professional journey with graduate studies.  
  • Get Ready for Law School: Prepare for a successful law school application and build your résumé with internships at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, public defender’s offices, and other law- related organizations in the region.