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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—course-based or Tempo Learning, competency-based.
  • 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: January 6, 2020

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $4,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on January 6, 2020.

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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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.
Explore the impact of crime on populations and how communities can respond in positive ways.
Look at the social and psychological drivers of criminal behavior and examine the process of solving a crime.
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.
Create a unique course of study that reflects your professional and personal goals.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

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In the AIM concentrations, you can earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than earning each degree separately.

Course-Based BS in Criminal Justice

If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.

Tempo Learning, Competency-Based BS in Criminal Justice

If you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, the Tempo Learning® competency-based format may be for you.

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 advisor 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 advisor today at 855-203-5779, 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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"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