Lead the Way in Criminal Justice

Find the degree programs you need to advance your career in the criminal justice field.

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Criminal Justice Administration Degrees

Complete your bachelor’s degree or earn a graduate degree in criminal justice administration. Wayland Baptist University’s affordable degrees can help you achieve your goals—all with the convenience and flexibility of online.

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Online BA/BS in Criminal Justice

The WBUonline B.A. or B.S. in Criminal Justice provides foundational knowledge of the legal system within the context of the liberal arts and social sciences. This perspective is beneficial for those seeking a career in law enforcement or another helping occupation within the justice system.

  • Courses within the major explore the different entities within the justice system, laws and the judicial process, and the codes of ethics for the helping professions and law enforcement.
  • Choose a general Criminal Justice major or specialize in Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Forensics, or Special Victims and Investigations
  • Practicum with supervised field experience in community agencies to integrate theory with practice.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Court Clerk
  • Criminology
  • Graduate Education in Counseling or the Law

Online Master’s in Criminal Justice

The WBUonline Master’s in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to prepare you to apply knowledge necessary to address the problems related to crime and justice today. Through the course of 36 credit hours you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the social and legal aspects of crime to become an effective agent of change in a complex system.

The WBU online M.A. in Criminal Justice program may be the perfect fit, if you:

  • Need a credential for entry into criminal justice professions.
  • Are currently employed in the criminal justice system and wish to acquire job-related knowledge or to broaden your perspective.
  • Are currently employed in the criminal justice field and want to teach at the community college level or move into another area of the criminal justice system.
  • Are interested in a career in academia and wish to obtain a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program.

Choose from the following specializations:

  • Crisis Intervention Specialization, M.A.
  • Domestic Terrorism Specialization, M.A.
  • Law Enforcement Administration Specialization, M.A.
  • Restorative Justice Specialization, M.A.
  • Special Victims Specialization, M.A.
  • Or choose your own specialization courses

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Criminologist
  • Court Services Director
  • Criminal Justice Professor at a Community College
  • Doctoral Candidate
  • Law School Candidate

Online Degrees in a Faith-Based Community

Affordable Tuition and Flexible Online Format

Discounts for Military, Law Enforcement, and Other Public Servants

Small Classes with Personalized Support

Earn Your Degree Online While Growing in Your Christian Faith

At Wayland Baptist University, online students are our purpose, not an afterthought—we were among the first Texas universities to offer degree programs entirely online. Each of our programs reflect the highly engaging, academically challenging, and close-knit faith community culture that’s deeply ingrained in every aspect of the WBUonline experience.

WBUonline is Fully Accredited

Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees and certificates at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Why Choose WBUonline?

Quality Academics with the Flexibility of Online

Online programs at WBU are taught by the same expert faculty and offer the same high academic standards you’ll find on Wayland Baptist University campuses and are designed with maximum convenience and flexibility to fit your busy schedule.

110 Years of Shaping Christian Leaders

Every WBUonline course aligns with Wayland Baptist University’s Christian values. You’ll not only prepare for professional success, but also for service to God, your family, and your community.

Affordable Tuition and Generous Credit Transfer Policy

WBUonline programs consistently rank among the most affordable in the United States. Plus, we award maximum credit for work experience, college credit, and military service—helping you graduate faster and reduce costs.

Proud to Serve Our Military and Law Enforcement

To thank those who serve our country, we offer active-duty military and law enforcement members discounted tuition and award maximum credit for military service, law enforcement service, and civilian work experience.

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