Arm yourself with the real-world tools and training you need to move up the ranks in your career. Become a change agent in your community.
Enhance your skills and credentials while continuing to protect and serve your community with our BS in Criminal Justice program. A bachelor’s in criminal justice prepares professionals with the skills needed for entry-level positions in law enforcement, corrections, investigation, security, and more.
Choose from three degree completion options, depending on your schedule and education goals:
If you’re a certified law enforcement officer, you’re eligible for a 20% tuition reduction for the life of your Walden program.
If you graduated from a police academy, you may be able to transfer up to 30 credits for courses completed. You can also take a prior learning assessment to earn credits applicable toward your bachelor’s in criminal justice online degree.
Explore the cognitive, behavioral, and psychological drivers of criminal behavior. Learn the components of a criminal investigation. This concentration is ideal for law enforcement officers already working as a detective—or for those who want to become investigators and climb the ranks to sergeant.
Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice program prepares you for an exhilarating, rewarding career in law enforcement, homeland security, and many other disciplines. Explore topics that matter in today's criminal justice environment, from ethics and diversity to 21st century policing. Through virtual simulations and other true-to-life learning experiences, you’ll build job-ready skills you can apply immediately to make a positive impact.
Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice program offers a variety of concentrations to help you meet your personal and professional goals. Learn more about each concentration and its related curriculum:
As a graduate of Walden’s online BS in Criminal Justice program, you will be prepared to:
From leading disaster response efforts to keeping our streets free of crime, criminal justice professionals play a critical role in protecting our nation’s communities. Make a meaningful difference in the lives and safety of others by earning a BS in Criminal Justice from Walden.
Many criminal justice agencies now require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in order to be considered for employment. A BS in Criminal Justice can give you the skills and credentials you need to launch your career—or achieve a promotion or salary raise.
Whether you’re already working in the field or switching paths, you’ll be positioned for interesting and fulfilling career roles in:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online criminal justice bachelor’s program.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Police and Detectives. National long-term job growth projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.