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Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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.

Available Concentrations

Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • 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
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
Prefix Number Course Credit
Major Required--Group A 30
CRJ 2000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 2501 Criminology 3
CRJ 3010 Victimology 3
CRJ 3020 Mental Health and Crime 3
CRJ 3301 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 3601 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 4103 Diversity and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 3950 Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice 3
Professional Electives--Group B 30
Any Waldorf courses may be selected from the catalog to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. The following are sample electives. The concentration options listed may also be used toward elective credits.
CRJ 2900 Management and Supervision Skills for CJ 3
CRJ 3201 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 4001 Procedures in the Justice System 3
CRJ 4201 Probation and Community Corrections 3
CRJ 4350 Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4701 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3
CRJ 4119C Special Topics: Criminology 3
CRJ 4119CJ Special Topics: Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4119JJ Special Topics: Juvenile Justice 3
POLS 1010 American Government 3
Major Requirements Total   60
Core Requirements Total   60
Grand Total:   120
Waldorf University also offers this major as a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program. Learn more information about the BAS Criminal Justice program.

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B.A. / B.S. Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Total Credits: 120