Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Overview

    If learning about law enforcement speaks to you, speak to us.

    Our Criminal Justice program will give you a deep dive into the law, crime and the criminal justice system in an accelerated format that adheres to the realities of your daily life.

    Explore various disciplines – all rooted in foundational knowledge of crime and punishment. Courses will help you learn the principles that guide the criminal justice field, while also developing the diagnostic and critical-thinking skills the industry demands. Career tracks include (but are not limited to) FBI, local police and law.

    This program is respected in the region, and our strong ties to the criminal justice community are at the core of this. Our Raleigh campus is just a few blocks away from law enforcement agencies, the State General Assembly, the court system and law offices.


    Study Criminal Justice at WPU
    WPU adult Criminal Justice students take full advantage of being located downtown in the state capital
  • Courses

    Criminal Justice Core Courses

    CRJ 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice
    CRJ 205: Criminal Investigations I
    CRJ 480: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice
    PSC 220: Introduction to Public Administration
    PSC 270: Law and the Legal System
    PSY 240: Abnormal Psychology
    PSY 343: Psychology and the Law

    Criminal Justice Elective Courses (Choose 6)
    CRJ 295: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
    CRJ 305: Criminal Investigations II
    CRJ 395: Special Topics in Criminal Justice
    HIS 348: History of the South Since 1865
    PSC 360: Public Policy Research Methods
    PSC 370: Constitutional Law
    PSY 230: Personality Psychology
    PSY 330: Social Psychology
    PSY 341: Child, Family, and Youth Services
    PSY 360: Family Psychology
    PSY 361: Violence in the Family

  • FAQ

    Q: I’m nervous about trying to take class and work full-time. 

    A: We get it! That’s why our program is flexible and convenient to your needs. Our courses are offered asynchronously, and the entire program can be completed fully online.

    Q: I want to take some classes on campus. Can I do that? 

    A: Yes, absolutely, on-campus courses are available. These courses meet one evening a week from 6-9:15 p.m. 

    Q: What can I expect from Criminal Justice classes? 

    A: Our highly trained faculty provide instruction grounded in the application of skills and knowledge. They have experience in related fields and love answering questions. 

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