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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Degree Opens Doors to Exciting Career Opportunities

Gain expertise in the complex criminal justice system and pursue your career in law enforcement through this affordable, on-site or online criminal justice bachelor’s degree program. You will be prepared to enter the professional workplace, grow in your current position, or continue on to graduate-level study. And you can even get academic credit for your associate degree in criminal justice.


Relevant Criminal Justice Courses and Expert Instructors

In this bachelor’s in Criminal Justice degree program, you’ll learn the most current trends, policies and practices in criminal justice from faculty who are active leaders and bring their hard-earned wisdom and experience to your coursework. Small criminal justice classes sizes ensure valuable interaction between instructors and students.

Not a “One Size Fits All” CJ Degree

This criminal justice degree program emphasizes variety in course selection so that you can build a personal program for your goals, whether your career choice is law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security, or a related service career.

Add Depth to Your Criminal Justice Degree with Field Experiences

A variety of field experiences are available as part of your criminal justice degree, including optional cooperative learning experiences/internships, a summer study abroad program offering academic credit for study of the criminal justice system in another country, and site visits to a variety of criminal justice agencies to meet with practitioners in the field.


The BS in Criminal Justice program at Wilmington University is Middle States Accredited Wilmington University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Tel: (215) 662-5606, Fax: 215-662-5501, msche.org


Related Degrees and Certificates

Finish your criminal justice degree faster by transferring an associate degree or other credit.
40 courses 120 total credits

$1,116 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course taken at our
New Castle campus or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your degree in criminal justice.

Career and industry outlook for
B.S. in Criminal Justice graduates.

Your bachelor’s degree in criminal justice prepares you for a rewarding career serving your community.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

7.9% Job Growth

More than 237,000 Annual Openings

$30.17 Median Hourly Earnings


The knowledge and experience I have been able to gain while at WilmU will greatly impact my performance ability within law enforcement. — Adam Hibbitt, BS in Criminal Justice
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