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BS in Criminal Justice

Build or advance your career in civil service while impacting countless lives.

Gain skills you can apply immediately to move up the ranks in your profession and better serve your community.

Our BS in Criminal Justice online program will allow you to:

  • Earn your degree your way with our Course-based or Tempo Competency-based options available.
  • Choose from a range of concentrations and personalize your path of study.
  • Earn credit for what you already know through prior learning assessments.
  • Accelerate into the MS in Criminal Justice program by taking graduate-level courses.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: February 24, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships
Accreditation
Specializations
Learning Options
Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Pace
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships
Accreditation
Specializations
Learning Options
 

Tempo Learning

Crime and Criminal Investigation

Look at the social and psychological drivers of criminal behavior and examine the process of solving a crime.

 

Course-based

Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice (AIM)

If you are a senior-level criminal justice professional interested in earning your MS in Criminal Justice degree, you can incorporate graduate-level courses into your course of study.

 

Course-based

Corrections and Human Services

Explore the impact of crime on populations and how communities can respond in positive ways.

 

Course-based

Crime and Criminal Investigation

Look at the social and psychological drivers of criminal behavior and examine the process of solving a crime.

 

Course-based

Criminal Justice Management and Administration (AIM)

Gain sought-after leadership skills through graduate-level coursework taken as part of your bachelor’s program that can help you guide your criminal justice organization to a successful future.

 

Course-based

Self-Designed

Create a unique course of study that reflects your professional and personal goals.

 

Course-based

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Earn up to 20 master’s-level credit hours as an undergraduate, saving you time and money on your MS in Criminal Justice degree.*

More about our BS in Criminal Justice program

A BS in Criminal Justice degree can open doors within your career path, with potential career roles including:

  • Law enforcement officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Investigator
  • Security officer
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 and have 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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
 
Our enrollment specialists 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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"Walden graduates are able to transform not only themselves but also their communities and society as a whole."

Bont’e Twyman-Abrams | BS in Criminal Justice Graduate, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Graduate

*Note: This option is only available in our Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Management and Administration concentrations.