Certificate of Proficiency: Criminal Justice

As the need for public safety continues to grow, so do the opportunities for a variety of careers in criminal justice. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, eVersity equips criminal justice graduates with marketable job skills in police practice and management, juvenile justice, and the legal system. Make an impact at the local, state, or federal level by learning to uphold and enforce the laws that protect lives.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in law enforcement are expected to grow 5% by 2022.

Potential Occupations

  • Forensic Science
  • Homeland Security
  • Public Safety

Earning Potential

Annual median wages begin at $40,000. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Criminal Justice

  • CRJU 1023: Intro to Criminal Justice
    A survey of the various components of the criminal justice system.
  • CRJU 2003: Juvenile Justice
    Structure and processes of the juvenile justice system.
  • CRJU 2013: Corrections
    Analysis of the roles and functions of corrections including institutions as well as community corrections.
  • CRJU 2033: Policing in America
    The roles of police as they relate to modern culture and society.
  • CRJU 2053: Judicial Process
    Examines the courts, law, and the legal system including law and politics, judicial philosophy and biography.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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