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BA in Criminal Justice

Next Start Date

February 20th

Credit Hours

124 hours


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This program will prepare students to enter advanced programs in legal studies and law enforcement and for allied careers in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice program opens the door to a wide variety of career choices for Trinity students in the areas of law enforcement, cyber-crime, and paralegal work, as well as postgraduate studies.

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Students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice need to complete the core program courses, as well as some strongly recommended General Education courses. Additionally, students should have skills in word processing, as well as proficiency in using spreadsheets and databases.

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

Bachelors Plus a Masters

You can obtain your degrees in as little as 4 ½ years through multiple avenues. Both our BA in Criminal Justice and MLS are offered entirely online or in-person, or a combination of both. Get your BA at our Deerfield, IL campus or pursue it entirely online. Our MLS is offered at our law school in Santa Ana, California and is also available entirely online. You get to set the course for your future in the way that works the best for you.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants must have:


  • A high school diploma or successful completion of the GED.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (using a 4.0 scale) for all prior college work or high school work if no prior college credits.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in algebra and computer skills is also required.
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose first language was not English)

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FEatured Faculty

Guy Loftin, JD

It brings me great joy to lead a program that brings faith and criminal justice together. Trinity students are well prepared both academically and spiritually to make significant contributions to fields that desperately need God’s love, mercy, and justice. I am proud of the positive impact our alumni are making in their communities on a daily basis for God’s glory.


Our online degree programs are structured to provide you with a true Trinity community experience, even from the comfort of your home. Plus the convenience and flexibility of online classes and coursework can be made to work for your unique situation and needs. Let us work with you so that you can benefit from the best that Trinity has to offer.