Academics, Student Life

Online criminal justice program announced special tuition discount

By CSU Media | August 24, 2018
Chief Reggie Burgess talks with North Charleston Fire Dept.

Charleston Southern University announced the launch of its fully online criminal justice program for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice online program will be offered in seven-week semesters beginning January 2019 and is designed for the working professional. The master’s program is already available fully online.

“As a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, I know the sacrifice these men and women make,” said Dr. Gary Metts, department chair of criminal justice/psychology/sociology. “We added the undergrad online program to assist first responders with their schedules.”

In addition, the university is offering a 20 percent tuition discount for any first responder/public safety officer who enrolls in the online criminal justice program. 

“I cannot think of a more tangible way to serve the community than to train our public servants,” CSU President Dondi Costin said. “Thank you for being the kind of men and women who are looked up to every day.”

Personnel from Charleston Police Department, Summerville Police Department, Goose Creek Police Department, Hanahan Police Department, North Charleston Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Pawley’s Island Police Department and North Charleston Fire Department were present at the announcement.

For more information on the program, go to

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