Columbia Southern University

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About Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University, one of the nation’s top online universities, delivers quality distance education opportunities to meet the needs of adult learners. CSU can help you take your career to the next level with our online degree programs in criminal justice administration.

Criminal justice and law enforcement agencies are actively encouraging their officers and staff representatives to pursue criminal justice degrees as a means of gaining advanced training, improved salaries and prestige in the field.

With degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s level, CSU features education choices to fit your needs and career. Our courses prepare entry-level and seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds in the theoretical foundations, knowledge and practices of criminal justice administration inclusive of law enforcement, courts and corrections. CSU criminal justice classes can enable students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement, corrections, and court operations.

One CSU graduate who benefitted from his online degree is Donnie Gay. The2013 CSU criminal justice graduate attributes his promotion to police chief directly to his CSU degree as he beat out 40 applicants for job in Wingate, N.C.

“I chose CSU because of the courses that were able to transfer including my work/life experience through on the job training,” he said.  CSU allows transfer of credit hours for prior academic credits, training, and relevant professional licenses and certifications.  Up to 75 percent of undergraduate courses and 50 percent of graduate courses can be transferred into your degree program.

Chief Gay added, “CSU customer service is by far a huge weigh in for me. Just a few calls to the university, and I was hooked. The people there are so helpful and put you first.”

Exceptional service is part of CSU’s vision and mission in meeting the needs of the student.  Faculty and staff pride themselves in being supportive and accessible. We also provide:

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Tutoring Assistance
  • Flexible Start Dates
  • Textbooks Provided  Through CSU Book Grant
  • No Entrance Exams Required

For those wishing to extend their career in law enforcement or pursue work outside of the field, CSU offers a host of online degrees including:

  • Business Administration (with multiple concentrations)
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • And more!