Advance Your Law Enforcement Career Go from Badge to Grad

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Receive Credit for Your Police Academy Experience

Transfer up to 30 credits from your police academy experience with our Badge to Grad program.

Learn from Law Enforcement Leaders

This program is taught by faculty who are experienced in higher levels of criminal justice.

Transfer up to 90 Credits

Our generous credit transfer policy lets you transfer up to 90 credits into this program.

Program Overview

Designed for police officers who have graduated from a police academy, Notre Dame College’s online criminal justice degree can help you protect and serve at a higher level. Through unique coursework, you will study relevant topics that include homeland security, criminology and white-collar crime.

Our 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program gives you the training needed to enter management positions in the field, such as a police lieutenant, sergeant or law enforcement commander.


We offer affordable tuition for our online Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program. Program tuition is $495 per credit hour. With transfer credits, you can earn your degree for $14,850 before financial aid.


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About Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College, a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility.

Offering a world-class, student-focused education, NDC is committed to helping you succeed and reach your full potential. Along with programs built on a reputation of excellence and taught by exceptional instructors, we provide support throughout your entire journey. Believe in the Greater You.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Notre Dame College Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • American Council on Education
    Founding institution of the American Council on Education
  • CCNE Accredited
    Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation