Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online CJ DegreeWaldorf’s Bachelor of 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.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

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Major Requirements

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 2501 Criminology 3
CRJ 4301 Management and Supervision Skills for Criminal Justice Personnel 3
CRJ 3301 Judicial Process 3
BUS 3352 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 3602 Principles of Management 3
CRJ 3601 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 3950 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
Professional Electives--Group B 30
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives.
POL 1010 American Government 3
SPC 1010 Speech Communications 3
CRJ 3201 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3
BUS 3210 Business Law 3
BUS 3551 Information Systems Management 3
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 4001 Procedures in the Justice System 3
CRJ 4201 Probation and Community Corrections 3
CRJ 4701 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3
CRJ 4753 Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures 3
Three-Day, Face-to-Face Residency Electives (optional):
CRJ 4900 Media Skills and Professional Development for EM Personnel 1
Major Requirements Total   60
Core Requirements Total   60
Grand Total:   120

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • 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
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
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