Waldorf’s Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration is ideal for those who seek a traditional criminal justice program with an additional focus on business and management. The program 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 business. The program provides students with the general education, discipline specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in the criminal justice workplace.

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.

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
CRJ 2000 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 2001 Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement 3
CRJ 2200 Theory and Practice of Corrections 3
CRJ 2301 Judicial Process 3
CRJ 2900 Management and Supervision Skills for Criminal Justice Personnel 3
CRJ 3020 Mental Health and Crime 3
CRJ 3201 Juvenile Justice and Deliquency 3
CRJ 4103 Diversity and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4201 Probation and Community Corrections 3
CRJ 4701 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3
Professional Electives--Group B* 30
CRJ 2501 Criminology 3
CRJ 3010 Victimology 3
CRJ 3601 Criminal Law 3
CRJ 3701 Criminal Investigation 3
CRJ 3801 Criminal Evidence and Legal Issues 3
CRJ 3950 Constitutional Law for CJ 3
CRJ 4001 Procedures in the Justice System 3
CRJ 4201 Probation and Community Corrections 3
CRJ 4350 Leadership in Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4119C Special Topics: Criminology 3
CRJ 4119CJ Special Topics: Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 4119JJ Special Topics: Juvenile Justice 3
BUS 3210 Business Law 3
POL 1010 American Government 3
BUS 3451 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
BUS 3826 Managerial Decision Making 3
Major Requirements Total 60
Core Requirements Total 60
Grand Total: 120

*For the remaining 30 credits of Professional Electives, please select from any Criminal Justice (CRJ), Psychology (PSY), or Homeland Security (HLS) course offered at Waldorf, provided the courses are not already used to satisfy other program requirements. The concentration options listed may also be used toward elective credits.