4. Florida State University
Florida State University offers an online bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice. This degree prepares individuals for careers as victim advocates, child welfare caseworkers, private investigators, social services case managers, and parole officers.
The online criminology degree requires students to complete all general education credits and 36 credits in major-specific coursework. Major core courses explore topics like white-collar crime, introduction to criminal justice, crimes against humanity, and the sociology of black males.
Prospective students are required to hold an associate of arts degree from a Florida institution or complete FSU’s liberal studies requirements, earn 36 credits of criminology courses with a “C” or higher in three core courses, and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA.
FSU holds regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The average tuition for this program costs $4,640 for in-state students and $19,084 for out-of-state students.