Criminal Justice Degree

For transfer and working adults

Join the ranks of those who protect and serve by earning your Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Make your world more just.

At NWU, you’ll receive a thorough education on the three components that make up the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Through in-depth study and hands-on learning, you will examine the sociological factors that impact crime, research the methods of investigation and explore best practices for operating correctional facilities. Your criminal justice studies pair with our liberal arts education to build your skills in critical thinking, communication and problem solving.

Plus, our curriculum allows you to specialize your studies to match your career goals. Choose from:

  • White collar crime
  • Gang culture
  • Cyber crime
  • Terrorism
  • Threat assessment

Learn from the best.

Our professors will impart their first-hand knowledge while teaching you the fundamentals of criminal justice. They have practiced law at the city, state and federal levels. They include prosecutors, a defense attorney and a gang unit police officer. They are committed to your success in law enforcement, corrections and investigation.

We make it convenient.

NWU holds criminal justice classes one or two nights a week or on weekends in five- and eight-week sessions. Balance your work and family life by setting the pace that works best for you.

Contact us today.

Get started today by submitting the request information form or applying for enrollment. Our friendly admissions staff will help set up a schedule that is just right for you.

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5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2329


14010 FNB Parkway, Suite 700
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 827-3555

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