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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice offered at Waldorf University is designed to provide students with a strong base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections—the essential core curriculum to establish a well-rounded foundation within the Criminal Justice field. Upon completion of the core, students chose electives allowing them to explore their interests in order to prepare them for a Criminal Justice career. Students select four classes from electives in areas such as juvenile justice; probation, community corrections, and advanced criminology within the program experience in order attain a well-rounded immersion in the field. As Criminal Justice is an ever-changing and exciting area of study, the Waldorf University Criminal Justice program offers students a variety of electives that will keep them current in the field.

Criminal Justice Major Requirements - 60-61 Credits

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
CRJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 150 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 220 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 250 Introduction to Criminology 3
CRJ 300 Mental Illness & Crime 3
CRJ 305 Victimology 3
CRJ 330 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 400 Diversity and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 430 Senior Seminar 3
Choose One:
CRJ 495 Criminal Justice Internship 8
CRJ   Electives 9
Required Complementary Courses:
MTH 101 General Education Math 4
PSY 111 General Psychology 3
SOC 221 Intro to Sociology 3

Criminal Justice Electives - 12 Credits

Electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose four courses from below:
CRJ 260 Management & Supervision for CJ 3
CRJ 320 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency 3
CRJ 360 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 370 Criminal Investigations 3
CRJ 420 Probation & Community Corrections 3
CRJ 435 Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 475 Terrorism Incident Management 3
CRJ 490C Special Topics: Criminology 3
CRJ 490CJ Special Topics: Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 490JJ Special Topics: Juvenile Justice 3

Complementary Electives - 3 Credits

Electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose one course from below:
BIO 125 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
CHM 121 Chemistry in Society 3
CHM 124 Chemistry in Context 4
POLS 112 American Government 3
POLS 410 American Law 3
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 222 Social Problems 3

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements - 21 Credits

Requirements
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
CRJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 150 Intro to Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 220 Theory & Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 330 Judicial Process 3
CRJ   Electives 9
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Program Offered

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Criminal Justice Major Requirements
60-61
Criminal Justice Electives
12
Complementary Electives
3