Criminal Justice (Online)


The Criminal Justice program provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts education and overview of the six major fields of criminal justice: law enforcement, corrections, court procedures, criminal investigation, administration and management, and criminal justice research. Our curriculum creates an awareness of the history of the criminal justice system through teaching theories of crime and criminal behavior, issues related to crime prevention and the rehabilitation of offenders, and concepts like the preservation and analysis of evidence.

Criminal Justice Curriculum

Student Opportunities and Experience

Courses are offered at the main campus in Orangeburg; at the Columbia at Fort Jackson location, and online. Adult learners may take classes online or in the evening setting, and traditional undergraduate students take classes during the day at the main campus.

Careers and Outcomes

The Criminal Justice degree prepares students to enter a variety of careers, including community supervision, law enforcement, court administration, community specialists, correctional officers, criminal and family law, and criminal investigations, etc. It also provides students a foundation for graduate study in criminal justice, criminology, and related areas.

Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes

Admissions Requirements

This program is designed specifically for working adults. To be considered for the program potential students must:  

  • Complete and submit Claflin University's online admissions application  
  • Submit all official transcript(s) (HS and/or College-Transfer Credits) 
  • Access to WiFi and computer 
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