Criminal Justice

Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The mission of the Wilder School’s Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Certificate is to facilitate career advancement in the criminal justice and/or criminology field. The program offers specialization for individuals interested or involved in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice or the courts and combines survey and theory courses with research, management and policy courses on the justice system. The certificate requires 15 credits.


For more information on the curriculum for the criminal justice graduate certificate program, please visit the VCU Bulletins website.

To view a brief list of the core skills and content taught in courses associated with this program view the 2015 curriculum map Get Adobe Reader.

Course descriptions

See VCU Courses.

Contact us

For questions about admissions, courses or the transfer of credits, please begin by contacting the Wilder School Graduate Advising Office at (804) 828-6837 or office serves as the first point-of contact for all post-baccalaureate program related questions.

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