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Online Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (BA)

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The online criminal justice program at William Peace University will provide you with the skills to analyze and understand criminal behavior and law enforcement.

The Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at William Peace University (WPU) offers a dynamic exploration of criminal behavior and law enforcement, preparing you for a range of impactful careers in the field. Delve into the interdisciplinary nature of criminal justice, and unlock your potential to contribute to the safety and well-being of communities.

Understanding Criminal Justice Dynamics

Embark on a journey of exploration and analysis as the online criminal justice program at WPU unravels the complexities of criminal behavior and law enforcement practices. Whether your aspirations lead you to become an FBI agent, work with Homeland Security or the Secret Service, serve as a community-focused police officer, or advocate for defendants in court, our program provides a solid foundation for success in diverse criminal justice roles. 

Gain the skills needed to navigate the challenges of the criminal justice system and make a positive impact in your chosen career path.

Holistic Learning through an Interdisciplinary Approach

WPU believes in the transformative power of interdisciplinary education. The criminal justice major adopts a holistic approach, offering a comprehensive understanding of crime-related elements and the broader criminal justice system. The curriculum spans diverse subjects, including forensic science, social work, juvenile justice, and the social sciences, providing you with a well-rounded perspective that goes beyond traditional academic boundaries.

This interdisciplinary framework not only enriches your academic experience but also equips you to address the multifaceted challenges inherent in the criminal justice landscape.

Real-World Application through Immersive Learning

WPU takes pride in its commitment to immersive learning. The online, accelerated criminal justice program emphasizes practical applications, allowing you to translate classroom knowledge into real-world scenarios. You will benefit from opportunities to engage in hands-on experiences, gaining valuable insights and skills that are crucial for success in the dynamic field of criminal justice. 

Whether through internships, fieldwork, or research projects, you’ll have the chance to apply theoretical concepts to actual situations, preparing you for the complexities of the professional world.

>Connecting with Raleigh’s Network

Situated in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, WPU’s downtown campus provides strong ties to a vast local network. Just blocks away from law enforcement agencies, the State General Assembly, the court system, and law offices, our location ensures proximity to real-world settings relevant to your studies. 

With over 150 years of experience in the downtown Raleigh area, William Peace University and its advisors boast professional relationships that few can match, offering you unparalleled opportunities for networking and career advancement.

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The criminal justice program at WPU opens doors to a wide array of career opportunities. Whether you’re intrigued by crime scene investigations, have a general interest in public safety or criminology, or aspire to attend law school, our program provides a versatile foundation. 

Graduates of our program have secured positions in business, government, social service agencies, and healthcare. The diverse skill set and comprehensive understanding of criminal justice dynamics gained at WPU make our graduates highly sought after in various professional fields.

Join us on this transformative journey into the world of criminal justice at William Peace University, where interdisciplinary education, experiential learning, and a robust network converge to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Embrace the challenge, make a difference, and become a driving force in the evolving landscape of criminal justice.

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Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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