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

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

Choose from the concentrations below:

  • Computer Information Systems and Security
  • Crime and Criminals
  • Criminal Justice Management and Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Services for Criminal Justice

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

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

 
  • Career Options

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    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.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Criminal Justice 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. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Criminal Justice at Walden?

 
  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Save Time and Money

    Transfer up to 135 of the 181 required quarter credits from previous college coursework.

Testimonials

 
 
 

“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