Walden University’s BS in Criminal Justice program is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for a career in law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, homeland security, and social services—and to change your world and the world of those around you.

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The program blends contemporary theory on the nature, extent, and cause of crime with the study of national and international criminal justice practices. Your learning is supported through coursework and a final capstone project.

Plus, in this online criminal justice degree program, you will use the latest interactive media, including lifelike, computer-generated scenarios from crime scenes.

You will also apply criminal justice theories to current issues as you gain perspective in these vitally important areas:

  • Civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness
  • Collection and analysis of data across organizations
  • Teamwork and communication

NSA NCEA Center of Excellence 

As a further mark of quality, Walden has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through the year. This designation means that you can:

  • Apply for federal scholarships and grants.
  • Attend a university with a national reputation for academic excellence in cyber security education.
  • Prepare for more opportunities nationwide in government, education, and private sectors.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Assess Your Prior Learning


    Walden offers you the chance to assess your prior learning experiences for credit toward your undergraduate degree.

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  • Speak with Our Faculty


    Talk directly to School of Public Policy and Administration faculty about what it’s like to earn your degree at Walden.

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    Walden’s AIM degree option provides you with the opportunity to work toward your master’s degree while completing your undergraduate studies. Learn more.


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