Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts
Concentration in Criminal Justice

A.A. Degree - Criminal JusticeWaldorf’s Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts combines core studies in the liberal arts with the opportunity for students to select specific areas of concentration. This provides a broad base of knowledge in several subject areas, along with the option to more deeply explore a specific area of interest.

Criminal Justice Concentration
Waldorf’s Criminal Justice concentration provides the opportunity to explore the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Beyond the Introduction to Criminal Justice course, students can select courses of greatest interest to tailor the concentration to their needs or wants. This flexibility provides a broad overview of the three elements of criminal justice or the option to focus more in-depth on specific areas of interest.

Option to Continue Towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
For students who may wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in the future, the associate degree program is designed to prepare for entry into Waldorf’s bachelor’s degree programs with upper division standing.

Estimated time to complete the Associate in Arts program is two years with full-time enrollment.

Associate Programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Requirements for Criminal Justice Concentration

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
Choose the remaining 9 credits from any additional Criminal Justice courses offered at Waldorf. Below are examples of courses that may be selected:
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 3301 Judicial Process 3

A.A. Degree Completion Requirements

  • Completion of the 60-credit curriculum
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for coursework completed at Waldorf College
  • Minimum grade of C in all concentration coursework
  • Concentrations are optional, with concentration credits applied toward elective credit requirements