The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice offered at Waldorf College is designed to provide the student with a strong base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections, while also providing additional knowledge in management. This foundation includes the Waldorf general education curriculum; numerous courses in the criminal justice arena; and courses in sociology and management. The program provides students with the general education, discipline specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace.
This program is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge necessary for entry level employment in a variety of criminal justice related jobs. The addition of management courses provides the student with knowledge in management and human resources, better preparing them for positions of greater responsibility. A required Senior Seminar will cover a variety of topics to include contemporary issues in Criminal Justice, and a required internship enhances the depth of the learning experience by providing the student with the opportunity to observe and participate in field work in their chosen discipline.
The interdisciplinary nature of our criminal justice major provides the student with the general education, discipline specific and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace. Areas of employment are wide ranging, including local, state, and federal law enforcement, courts, corrections and Homeland Security. Students can also obtain employment in other areas such as Department of Natural Resources, juvenile justice, and private security. Criminal Justice majors will closely interact with faculty, who bring real-world experience to the classroom.
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