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.

All major requirements must be passed with a C- or higher

This program is available on campus only.

Degree Requirements

Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.

Criminal Justice Major Requirements - 60-61 Credits
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
CRJ 100 Orientation to Criminal Justice 1
CRJ 120 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 220 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 230 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 250 Criminology 3
CRJ 270 Basic Research Skills for Criminal Justice N/A
CRJ 300 Mental Health & Crime 3
CRJ 400A Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 430 Senior Seminar 3
Choose One:
CRJ 495 Criminal Justice Internship 8
CRJ N/A Electives 9
Required Complementary Courses:
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
PSY 111 General Psychology 3
SOC 221 Intro to Sociology 3
Criminal Justice Electives - 12 Credits
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose four courses from below:
CRJ 260 Management & Supervision for CJ 3
CRJ 305 Victimology 3
CRJ 320 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency 3
CRJ 355 Violence in America 3
CRJ 360 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 355 Serial Killers & Cults 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
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Choose one course from below:
BIO 125 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
CHM 121 Chemistry in Society 3
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
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 N/A Electives 9