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BS in Criminal Justice

Prepare for a career that will allow you to change and protect your community.

Gain a broad understanding of the issues that define our justice and law enforcement systems with a BS in Criminal Justice.

Explore the strategies that officials develop to keep populations safe, through:

  • State-of-the-art interactive media.
  • Case studies and real-life scenarios.
  • Current research in the field.

Fast Facts

Limited-Time Offer: $3,000 grant for eligible students
Next Start Date: September 25th, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

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Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

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Walden's unique curriculum for the BS in Criminal Justice program allows you to choose from a wide variety of concentrations to fit your interests, as well as participate in the Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option.

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option.

AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework. Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in as little as one year, depending on your individual progress and degree program.

Course content

Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice program focuses on helping you gain the practical skills needed to succeed in the criminal justice field. Course topics include:

  • Criminology and Social Control
  • Courts and Judicial Process
  • Data Analysis for the Criminal Professional

More about our BS in Criminal Justice program

A BS in Criminal Justice degree will open doors within your career path, with potential career options including:*

  • Probation Officer
  • Detective
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Criminal Law Paralegal

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
  • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your BS in Criminal Justice at Walden?

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“At Walden, the professors are always with you in the online program. They are there to answer your questions and support you."

Jair Vilchis Loranca | BS in Business Administration Graduate