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Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Waldorf’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration is ideal for those who seek a traditional criminal justice program with an additional focus on business and management. The program 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 business. The program provides students with the general education, discipline specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace.

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

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
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Requirements 30
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2501 Criminology 3
CRJ 3301 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 3601 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 3950 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
BUS 2201 Principles of Accounting 3
BUS 3602 Principles of Management 3
BUS 3651 Leadership 3
REL 4035 Life, Meaning, and Vocation 3
Professional Electives 60
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.
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 4001 Procedures in the Justice System 3
CRJ 4301 Management and Supervision Skills for Criminal Justice Personnel 3
CRJ 4701 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3
BUS 3352 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 3451 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
BUS 3551 Information Systems Management 3
BUS 3826 Managerial Decision Making 3
Grand Total:   120


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Major Requirements
Total Credits: 120