Waldorf’s Bachelor of Applied 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.
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.