Criminal Justice Certificate Student
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

Serve Your Community with a Criminal Justice Certificate

Wilmington University's Criminal Justice certificate provides you with the necessary basics of law enforcement, ethics, and criminal behavior for a successful career. Over the course of this certificate, you will build skills that can give you greater opportunities in this evolving profession and prepare you to enter or advance in jobs within the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, corrections, and in the courts.

Designed and instructed by criminal justice experts with extensive field experience

Our 30-credit certificate is a thorough introduction to criminal justice to prepare you for numerous career paths and to be a future leader in the field. The core courses for this program will familiarize you with the study of crime as well as providing you with the skills and background you’ll need to be successful in understanding criminal behavior.

Valuable experiences with real-world criminal justice practitioners

You’ll gain expertise in the complex criminal justice system through relevant courses taught by expert instructors. Our instructors have the valuable field experience needed to cover the most current policies, trends, and best practices in criminal justice throughout the program. You’ll also have opportunities through the student Criminal Justice Association to experience site visits to a variety of criminal justice agencies and meet with practitioners in the field outside of the program.

Begin your criminal justice career path

Upon completion of the certificate, you can continue immediately into the bachelor’s degree program for criminal justice, applying credits from the certificate to save you time and cost. Many courses are offered online and face-to-face so that you can flexibly fit your education into your schedule.

Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

Earn this Dual-Credit Certificate and apply the credits to a related WilmU degree program! Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE lets you earn multiple credentials simultaneously — accelerating your education goals and making your credits even more valuable. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

Why a WilmU Certificate?

Wilmington University certificate programs teach you the subject-specific knowledge you need to advance in your career or to simply explore a new field. Build skills that can give you greater opportunities in your evolving field today. Many WilmU certificate programs can be completed online or at several of our face-to-face locations!

Professionals Who Would Benefit From This Program

  • Police Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation Officers
  • Corrections Officers


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