Gain the real-life tools and training you need to move up the ranks in criminal justice or law enforcement. We’re here to support you from day one.

Why Pursue Your Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice With Walden?

  • A reputation for academic excellence: 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.
  • Designed for today’s criminal justice landscape: Coursework in this bachelor’s degree in criminal justice program focuses on cybercrime, diversity, restorative justice, and 21st-century policing.
  • Compelling content: Learn through an engaging blend of podcasts, interactive multimedia pieces, animation, simulation, and video.
  • Hands-on learning: Put concepts and theories into practice through true-to-life scenarios, case studies, and virtual technologies that simulate actual crime scenes.
  • Skills that translate into your job: Develop an actionable community policing plan or a diversionary intervention plan for juveniles in this criminal justice degree program.
  • Tailor your program to your goals: Choose one of five concentrations and align your studies with your personal and professional interests.

Law Enforcement Professionals: Take Advantage of Special Savings

If you’re a certified law enforcement officer, you’re entitled to a 20% tuition reduction for the life of your Walden program.1

Get Credit for What You Already Know

If you graduated from a police academy, you may be able to transfer up to 30 credits for courses completed.2

Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree

The Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) path allows you to take master’s-level courses as a bachelor’s student. You can earn up to 20 credits that will transfer into a Walden master’s program, saving you both time and money on your degree.

Have you already decided to pursue your master’s degree in criminal justice? The following BS in Criminal Justice concentrations have a prescribed course of study that translates directly into Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program:

Learning Outcomes

Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare its graduates to:

  • Explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice.
  • Discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime.
  • Apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.


Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) Program

The AIM program allows you to complete your master’s program with up to 50% fewer credits, since you begin the coursework while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.


Cathy Logan-Davis

BS/MS in Criminal Justice Graduate / PhD in Criminal Justice Student
I want to continue to strive for social change that the university emphasizes to help change the world.
In the hour I spent talking with Walden’s admissions advisor, I completely changed my career ambition. To this day, I am still on that path.
Walden University is an opportunity for those of us who began pursuing higher education later in life.
Tommy White MS in Criminal Justice and Executive Management Graduate, DBA Student
Tommy White
Seth Barnett MPA Graduate
Seth Barnett
Thomas Schillinger PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Thomas Schillinger

Note on Licensure
Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice program is not considered a Professional Peace Officer Education Program for the state of Minnesota and is not designed or intended to prepare graduates for licensure as a peace officer, police officer, or other law enforcement officer in any state.

1All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University enrollment advisor for details.

2Articulation agreements vary by state. Contact an enrollment advisor for details.

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