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.

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