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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Criminal Justice Degrees

Prepare yourself for an exciting and rewarding career in criminal justice with one of Saint Leo University’s undergraduate or graduate degrees. We offer several of these degree programs at our beautiful University Campus in Florida. Taught by faculty members who have worked in the field, students will learn the ins and outs of crime prevention and leading-edge strategies to keep citizens and communities safe in today’s ever-evolving society.

Plus, you can earn a criminal justice degree at one of our Education Centers in seven states or through our convenient online coursework. Having this option opens the door to far more opportunities for working professionals and those with family obligations.

Saint Leo Criminal Justice Degree

Criminal Justice Program Options



  • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Education
  • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Homeland Security


What is a Criminal Justice Degree?

A criminal justice degree program teaches students the best ways to help communities become safer places to live. You’ll learn the fundamentals of law enforcement, including investigation procedures and the court system, in classes such as criminal justice ethics, criminal procedure and intro to homeland defense.

At Saint Leo, you’ll learn the latest techniques from faculty members who've served more than 25 years as crime scene investigators, local and federal agents, chief deputies, detectives and FBI advisers. Saint Leo’s online professors are leading experts on all the skills you need to get your foot in the door: interrogation, non-verbal communication, hostage negotiation, and international sex and organ trafficking. We are an approved educational partner by the FBI National Academy Associates.

What Types of Criminal Justice Degree Jobs are Available?

Criminal justice degree graduates pursue entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, government agencies, private security companies and other security-related jobs in the private and public sectors. Depending on the type of criminal justice degree and specification you choose, you could have any of the following jobs and more:

  • Corrections officer
  • Police officer
  • Security guard
  • Coast Guard officer
  • Bailiff
  • State trooper
  • Paralegal
  • Victim witness assistant
  • Probation officer
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Forensic engineer
  • Medical examiner
  • Criminalist
  • Forensic documents examiner
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Digital forensic examiner