Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Overview

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

    Perhaps you see yourself as an agent in the FBI, Homeland Security or Secret Service, serving your community as a police officer or speaking for a defendant in court. As a criminal justice major at WPU, you will benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to the elements of crime and the criminal justice system – covering topics like forensic science, social work, juvenile justice and the social sciences. With our focus on experiential learning, you can apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.

    WPU’s online, accelerated criminal justice program offers you strong ties to a vast local Raleigh, North Carolina network. Our downtown Raleigh campus is just blocks from various law enforcement agencies, the State General Assembly, the court system and law offices. With over 150 years of experience in the downtown Raleigh area, William Peace University and its advisors have professional relationships that few can match.

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    WPU adult Criminal Justice students take full advantage of being located downtown near state government.
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  • Careers

     Careers for a Criminal Justice Degree 

    Whether you are curious about crime scene investigations, have a general interest in public safety or criminology, or want to go to law school, the criminal justice program at WPU can open the door to a wide array of career opportunities. Our graduates have secured career positions in business, government, social service agencies, and healthcare.

  • FAQ

    Q: I’m nervous about trying to take classes 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. You’ll have an academic support coach to help you every step of the way.

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

    A: Yes, some on-campus courses are available. Ask our admissions team for more details. 

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