Program Highlights

BU’s Criminal Justice programs are top-tier. Here are a few reasons why:

Study part-time at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus.
Active Learning Environment
Case studies, real data simulations, and hands-on problem solving are used to develop practical skills that can immediately be applied on the job.
The program draws upon a wide variety of disciplines, including criminology, crime analysis, cybersecurity, law, management, psychology, public health, and sociology.
Extensive Network
Study alongside classmates whose diversity of criminal justice experience inspires discussion and debate, along with the opportunity to form valuable, long-lasting connections in the field.
Ongoing Support
You’ll find support whenever you need it through personalized, professional academic advice from a team of academic counselors.
Engaged, connected faculty
Collaborate with faculty who have subject-matter expertise, research-based insight, and extensive field experience in law enforcement, corrections, cybercrime investigation and digital forensics, research and policy, forensic mental health, the judicial system, strategic management, and many other areas.
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The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
There’s a reason we’re called Boston University. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture. When you’re at BU, you’re at the heart of it all. And because we’re right in Boston, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to consider for your field of study or area of special interest.

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Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to lead

Earning an undergraduate degree or certificate in Criminal Justice from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Potential careers:

  • Police officer
  • Private detective
  • Corrections officer
  • Probation officer
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Paralegal/legal assistant
  • Private investigator


Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 14% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“About 3,700 openings for private detectives and investigators are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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