Consider Earning Your Criminal Justice Degree Online from Waldorf University

You’ve seen the TV shows and movies. Cops pursuing the bad guys. Forensics teams examining evidence. The courts sentencing criminals. Prisons housing and trying to rehabilitate convicts. But those depictions don’t always portray the reality of a career in criminal justice.

Waldorf University’s online Criminal Justice degree programs allow you to explore a broad range of criminal justice topics.

BS/BAS in Criminal Justice Degree

Our undergraduate BS and BAS in Criminal Justice degree courses provide you with knowledge and insights in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. As a Criminal Justice major, you will also explore related topics in sociology, psychology, and business.

In our BS in Criminal Justice degree program, you will learn about real issues in criminal justice and what the modern techniques and technology are being used to solve, prosecute, and even prevent crime. As a Criminal Justice major, you will learn from actual experts in their fields. Our faculty includes probation and law enforcement officers, attorneys, judges, former mental health clinicians, juvenile service workers, and others.

You can also choose to supplement your criminal justice education by selecting a concentration from among the following:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Homeland Security
  • Public Relations

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is offered fully online so you can learn at your own pace around your busy schedule.

Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice

Waldorf offers several graduate degrees for law enforcement professionals looking to advance in their careers. 

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership: Applied Leadership - Criminal Justice Leadership Concentration 
  • Master of Business Administration - Criminal Justice Leadership Concentration 

Other Criminal Justice Programs

Not ready to take the leap into a full Bachelor's program? Waldorf offers a thorough Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, where you get introduced into the theory's behind law enforcement and best practices. 

Waldorf also offers several undergraduate certificate programs for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professionals: 

  • Emergency Management
  • Global Leadership
  • Homeland Security - Terrorism
  • Homeland Security - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Leadership Communication
  • Management

Why Earn your Criminal Justice degree Online from Waldorf?

Prepare for an Exciting Career With Your Criminal Justice Degree

After graduating, many of our Criminal Justice majors go on to work in law enforcement and corrections, as well as other areas of criminal justice. Some go on to law school, military careers, or graduate school programs like Waldorf’s MA in Organizational Leadership.

By earning your Criminal Justice degree online with Waldorf, you’ll be well-positioned to obtain a career position such as:

  • Police officer
  • Detective
  • Investigator
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Case manager
  • Correctional officer
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Juvenile court advocate
  • Compliance manager

These and similar positions offer you a solid career and earning power. Looking at a few examples of criminal justice career positions, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the annual median salary for police officers and detectives is $66,020; the annual median salary for probation officers and correctional treatment specialists is $60,250.

Flexible Criminal Justice Degree Online Courses

Waldorf’s flexible online courses allow Criminal Justice students to schedule classes around their busy schedule. Whether you’re working, playing, or spending time with friends and family, Waldorf understands that your schedule may not be typical. We work hard to make sure learning and earning your Criminal Justice degree online fits your needs.

Custom Tailor Your Criminal Justice Degree Coursework

Our AA, BS, and BAS in Criminal Justice degree course options allow students to tailor their education to their future or current careers. For example, if you want to work in law enforcement, you can choose courses like Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues or Criminal Investigation. If you would like to work with juveniles, you can choose Juvenile Justice and Delinquency as well as courses in psychology to help advance your knowledge.

At the graduate level, you can earn your Master of Art's in Organizational Leadership: Applied Leadership degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice Leadership, or do your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a Criminal Justice Leadership, Public Administration, or Emergency Management concentration. 

Affordable Online Tuition

Waldorf has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation. Our online students also have access to a wide variety of scholarships, ranging from career-related awards to family legacy awards.