Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
Homeland Security Concentration

Waldorf online homeland security degreeWaldorf’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice is designed to provide the student with a broad base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. This foundation includes the Waldorf general education curriculum, numerous courses in the criminal justice arena, and courses in sociology and business. The program provides students with the general education, discipline specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace.

Criminal Justice majors have the option to earn a Homeland Security concentration or to choose an eclectic combination of professional electives as an alternative to the concentration.

Homeland Security Concentration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was developed following the 9-11 attacks. American awareness of terrorism has become more prevalent since that time, and the DHS has grown to become the largest Federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Reflecting the foundational knowledge and skills of the DHS, Waldorf’s Homeland Security concentration complements the Criminal Justice program by focusing on topics related to: terrorism, American homeland security, tactical response operations, and weapons of mass destruction.

Estimated time to complete this bachelor’s degree program is four years with full-time enrollment.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 30
Major Requirements 30
Professional Electives 60
Concentration 12
Remaining Professional Electives 48
Homeland Security Concentration
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
  12
CRJ 2050 Introduction to Terrorism 3
CRJ 3000 American Homeland Security 3
CRJ 3050 Terrorism Response Operations 3
CRJ 3500 Weapons of Mass Destruction 3

B.A.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the B.A.S. core curriculum (30 Credits)
  • Completion of the required courses in a major field (30 Credits)
  • Completion of additional courses (including any supported courses required by the major in other departments) to a total of 120 credits depending on the major
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf (Some majors may require a cumulative GPA higher than a 2.00)
  • Minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours
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