The Criminal Justice -Legal Studies program is designed for students looking for careers in law, the court system or in public administration. You will build on a core of criminal justice knowledge, then gain focus in areas like commercial law, constitutional law, government principles and more. 
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Up to 90 Credits

*Transfer up to 90 Credit Hours

affordable tuition

A high-quality education at a great price. At Peru State College Online, earn a Criminal Justice - Legal Studies degree that is nationally recognized for its value.

$299.00 per credit hour
No additional per-credit-hour fees
No application fee

*We accept up to 66 hours of credit from a community college or up to 90 hours of credit from another four-year institution. You may also be eligible to earn life experience credit. All of this from a college consistently ranked one of the most affordable in the country. 

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Get your Criminal Justice - Legal Studies degree on your schedule. With flexible class schedules, Peru State College Online builds your education around your life. 

a great career is calling

Laws are made to protect people and communities. That is why people with good knowledge of those laws are so important and in growing demand. They can help companies, cities and people work within policy and government for a greater good. With a Criminal Justice - Legal Studies degree from Peru State College, you will be ready to succeed in multiple careers.
● Police Officer or Highway Patrol Officer
● Sheriff
● Bailiff
● Bank and Financial Crimes Fraud Examiner
● Child Investigative Specialist
● Computer Forensics
● Correctional Officer
● Correctional Treatment Specialist
● Court Clerk
● Crime Lab Analyst
● Crime Scene Investigator
● Crimes Against Person Investigator
● Crimes Against Property Investigator

Why Peru State College?

Faculty members have real-life experience in policing, corrections, parole and probation with an emphasis on a scholar-practitioner approach to instruction.
Students completing degrees are prepared for the nation’s top graduate schools.
Coursework is constantly updated to meet industry standards.
Individualized guidance throughout all coursework.
Easily earn a minor to broaden knowledge and improve employment prospects.  

The Peru College Advantage

Virtual Learning Environment Transfer up to 90 credits

Make your degree even more affordable by easily transferring up to 90 credits from another institution.  

CANVAS Platform Nationally Recognized for Affordability

Multiple publications rate Peru State College Online as one of the best values in online education.  

Quality, Affordability and Flexibility. 

Everything you are looking for is right here. With Peru State College Online, you can earn a degree that is nationally recognized for affordability, with flexible class schedules to fit your life. 



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