Earn Criminal Justice Professional Degree

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Many degrees become pieces of paper that gather dust on the shelf. “A criminal justice professional degree, on the other hand, can bring you new opportunities and a new life.

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Median Salary

The median salary of an individual with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice is $56,000 according to payscale.com

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Industry Growth

Job prospects for the Criminal Justice field are projected to grow at about 10% from 2018-2028 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Demand

One of the best ways to find a quality career is to be an expert in an expanding market. A lot of doors can be opened for those looking to lock into this profession for the long run.

The Olivet College Advantage

Olivet Has Actively Been Involved In Student Success Since 1844.

Flexible Attendance Options

  • Interactive online in real time
  • Enhanced online at your convenience

School Values

Since 1844, Olivet has believed that education should be available to anyone regardless of gender, race or financial means. Olivet has stood behind this belief, even when doing so initially prevented them from receiving a state charter for their first 4 years due to abolitionist beliefs.

Instructors With Real Life Experience

Instructors are individuals with real life experience in Criminal Justice. They are all industry professionals and engaged with students.


"I made the choice to invest in me so that employers would do the same. The Criminal Justice Professional Degree Program is something that I am proud of and no one can take it away from me — it is earned. You become more prepared for leadership roles. Knowledge is power and this degree prepares you for all aspects of the criminal justice field."
Lisa, Criminal Justice Professional Student
Police Officer
"Olivet is known for the relationships built with students, and the CJP program is no different. Professors know each student by name and interact with them on a personal level. As the director of the criminal justice program, I make a point to speak with every CJP student on a weekly basis. This may be by phone, text or email. It is important to me that they know and feel that they are a part of the Olivet family."
Regina Armstrong, Ph.D
director of CJ program and associate professor of CJ
"Those within the criminal justice field rarely work normal schedules with unscheduled overtime, court appearances and more. Because this program is all online, professionals can work when it is convenient for them to further their education, which opens up possibilities that may not otherwise be available. I can attest to this. Without this program becoming chief of police would not have been possible for me."
Paul, Graduate
Chief of Police

Some names and photos have been changed to protect student privacy.


Criminal Justice Professionals with a bachelor’s degree have more career and advancement opportunities.

The online Olivet College Criminal Justice Professional Degree Program is designed for working professionals. The program explores the strategic procedures and leadership skills needed for managing local and government law enforcement resources. Professional and life experience, including police academy training, may be applied toward completing your liberal arts bachelor’s degree.

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A Worthwhile Degree, At Your Pace, With An Accessible Faculty.

"Busy working professionals often have very specific professional and personal life goals, and it is my role to help guide them through the process of reaching their goals. There is no better feeling than working with adult professionals and seeing the fruits of their labor help advance their professional careers."
Mike Lazusky
director of adult professional and graduate programs