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.



  • How will my Whatcom Community College credits transfer?
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