Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Law & Justice

An online bachelor’s degree in law and justice program may provide students with in-depth knowledge and training in the field of law. In these four-year programs, students may study behavioral sciences and crime, learn how to investigate the facts of a case, and determine the reaction of society to certain crime issues. Popular areas of concentration may include law enforcement, legal studies, forensics, and criminal justice.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a law and justice graduate degree. Baccalaureate-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in law enforcement, administration, law offices, and social services.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 18% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A baccalaureate-level law and justice degree program may include a combination of general education requirements, law-based electives, and major-specific courses within the chosen area of concentration. Students may complete courses in criminal justice ethics, social science research, and law enforcement. Possible areas of concentration for a law and justice bachelor’s degree may include the following:

  • Forensics
  • Criminology and Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Justice Studies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Studies
  • Criminology

Career Options

Baccalaureate-level law and justice graduates may seek employment in counseling, administration, law offices, coursework, juvenile justice, and social services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for paralegals and legal assistants are projected to increase by 18% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Private Detective
  • Investigator
  • Corrections Officer

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online bachelor’s degree in law and justice may opt to further their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program. A law and justice graduate degree may provide students with additional administrative and supervisory skills required to assist those in the criminal justice field.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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