Want to make the world a safer place? Start with your community—and a degree with a focus in criminal justice online. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the addition of nearly a million new jobs in police and detective work through 2026.* Demand for well-educated public safety and security professionals remains steady as security concerns grow in scope and complexity.
Take the lead in public safety and finish your bachelor’s degree online with a focus in criminal justice studies through the UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW).
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, (viewed online March 5, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Flexible & focused
Our online interdisciplinary studies let you choose from a range of academic fields with a focus on criminal justice.
Transfer in or earn up to 105 credits for prior learning and credit for work experience, accelerating your online degree completion and saving time and money.
Channel your interest in criminal justice in a variety of directions, from police and detective work to victim services, and more.