Criminal Justice Programs at The American Women's College of Bay Path University

Are you considering going back to school to earn your degree in Criminal Justice Studies or Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy? At Bay Path University, we make it easy for women like you to go back to school and earn their college degree entirely online through The American Women's College. 

B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies

As a Criminal Justice Studies student at The American Women's College of Bay Path University, you will gain the advanced skills you need to analyze and solve real-life criminal justice problems.

You'll learn to examine criminal behaviors along with society’s prevention methods and responses. You'll come to understand the historical, political and social context of women in the criminal justice system. And you will learn how to manage, lead and evaluate organizational goals and ethical standards.

This major will prepare you for success in the fields of homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, social support, and juvenile justice.  

B.S. in Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy

As a student of Offender Rehabilitation & Victim Advocacy at The American Women's College, you will gain the advanced skills you need to help protect vulnerable women, children and families affected by the criminal justice system.

In the program, you will gain experience researching the most effective safety protocols and community social services. You'll practice assisting clients with court statements and appearances. You will learn to evaluate real-life cases, and determine and apply best practices. And you'll investigate the ethical implications of working with victims and those incarcerated in women’s jails, prisons and juvenile facilities.

Fill out the form on the right to find out how you can join the many women working together to earn their undergraduate degree at The American Women's College Online of Bay Path University. We look forward to getting to know you better!


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Flexible and Accommodating

  • Designed for busy adult women who may have to juggle family and job responsibilities

  • Online classes allow you log in whenever you have time available for coursework

  • On-campus Saturday classes in Massachusetts for those who prefer in-person learning

  • Full- and part-time enrollment options available

Supportive and Affordable

  • Educator coaches are ready to help you through academic and other challenges

  • Our innovative Social Online Universal Learning (SOUL) program makes the adult college experience more supportive and successful

  • Our flat tuition rate allows you to budget for college without surprises


1) Established in 1897 and located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Bay Path University is an independent, not-for-profit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

2) Take our six-week, accelerated courses part-time or full-time so you can finish even faster!

3) Our award-winning, innovative SOUL technology personalizes your learning and accelerates your college success.

4) Our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program helps you develop career management skills so you can target and land the job you want.

5) A whopping 95% of recent graduates of The American Women's College of Bay Path University said they would recommend their program of study with us to others!

The American Women's College is part of Bay Path University, a non-profit leader in women's education for 117 years

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Bay Path University among the fastest-growing private baccalaureate institutions nationwidee

98% of our American Women's College online graduates would recommend their program of study to others

Tuition at The American Women's College is 62% lower than the national average for private college tuition - 69% lower if you qualify for our military discount

Bay Path University enrolls more adult women students age 25 and older than all of the other women's colleges in Massachusetts combined