Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Self-Designed
Walden University

Program Details

A Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree online prepares graduates for new careers or job advancement in law enforcement, homeland security, corrections, and more. Students will gain a broad perspective of issues relevant to today’s criminal justice environment, including ethics, diversity, and current trends in policing. 

The Self-Designed concentration allows students to choose classes that correspond to their specific needs and interests. Elective courses can be chosen from all areas of Walden University’s Criminal Justice program, including Crime and Criminal Investigation, Corrections and Human Services, Criminal Justice Management and Administration, and Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice.

Graduates can find careers or advancement in fields such as:

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Probation/parole
  • Security
  • Private investigation


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 with 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

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island