Founded in response to the 9-11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is the largest federal law enforcement agency in the United States. Waldorf’s Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security is designed to provide an in-depth background related to Department of Homeland Security practices. Waldorf’s B.A. program focuses on strategies to protect the American homeland, including prevention, planning, and response measures related to terrorist threats.
Criminal Justice Concentration
Waldorf’s Criminal Justice concentration provides the opportunity to explore the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections. Beyond the Introduction to Criminal Justice course, students can select courses of greatest interest to tailor the concentration to their needs or wants. This flexibility provides a broad overview of the three elements of criminal justice or the option to focus more in-depth on specific areas of interest.
Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.
This program is available online only.
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
Review the complete list of core requirements for this program.
|Courses Required for Major||30|
|Remaining Professional Electives||18|
|CRJ||2000||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|Additional Criminal Justice Courses||9|
|CRJ||2001||Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement||3|
|CRJ||2200||Theory and Practice of Corrections||3|
|Total Concentration Credit Hours:||12|
*Choose the remaining 9 credits from any additional Criminal Justice courses offered at Waldorf. Provided are examples of courses that may be selected.
If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Homeland Security - Criminal Justice program.