Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

Online Homeland Security Degree

Waldorf’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.

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.

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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.

Major/Core Requirements
Credit Hours
Major Requirements 60  
Courses Required for Major 31  
Concentration 12  
Remaining Professional Electives 17  
Core Requirements 60
Grand Total: 120
 
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

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum
  • Completion of the required courses in the major field and electives to total 120 credit hours
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
  • A grade of C or higher on all coursework in the major
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average in work completed at Waldorf

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