Prepare for an exciting career in law enforcement, corrections, private/retail security, and more! Whether you choose to pursue a general degree or to specialize in computer forensics, this program provides the foundation for entry level and to move forward with your career.
Whatcom’s criminal justice program offers both a degree and a certificate option. The degree contains a choice of two specialty requirements for more focused study:
- General – concentrates on knowledge important in the field of criminal justice.
- Computer Forensics – introduces students to a specialized field of law enforcement.
Students must complete all core requirements, one specialty requirement, and all related instruction/general education courses for a total of at least 90 degree credits.
The certificate is designed for students who either have a previous degree or who wish to start more quickly in an entry-level job.
When should I start applying to universities?Four-year schools have varying admission deadlines. Please refer to university websites for specific deadlines and application requirements.
Can I transfer to an out-of-state college?
Yes. Many schools outside of Washington State accept our transfer degrees. We suggest contacting your prospective university early to learn how your WCC credits may be accepted.
How can I get help with my university admissions essay?
Attend a WWU Personal Statement Writing Workshop! Even if you’re not applying to WWU, this workshop will give you lots of great tips that you can use in any admissions essay. These events are usually offered during fall and winter quarters-check the college events calendar for more info. The WCC Writing Center (CAS 112) is a also great place to get help with your admissions essay. Writing Center staff can help you with all stages of the writing process from brainstorming to editing.