Waldorf University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to provide you with a broad base of knowledge in the three primary areas of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. As a BS in Criminal Justice major you will complete courses in the criminal justice arena, in addition to courses in sociology and business.
Our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program provides students with the general, discipline-specific, and technical knowledge required to succeed in a professional career in the criminal justice field.
Why Earn Your BS in Criminal Justice Degree Online at Waldorf?
As a BS in Criminal Justice major, selecting a degree concentration allows you to customize your criminal justice degree to best fit your career interests. Whether you are new to the criminal justice field or are a seasoned professional in law enforcement, the courts, or corrections, our criminal justice degree is customizable and adaptable to meet your needs.
Earn Your BS in Criminal Justice Degree Online Around Your Busy Schedule
Whether you are working full-time, have a family, have other personal obligations, or all of the above, earning your BS in Criminal Justice degree online allows you maximum convenience and flexibility.
Waldorf makes it easy to earn your degree online by offering our highly regarded criminal justice course content with the latest interactive technology and remote course delivery systems. This format allows you to learn at your own pace while still feeling like you are part of the class, including interacting with your professors and classmates.
Learn From Supportive, Expert Criminal Justice Faculty
Our BS in Criminal Justice degree program faculty are practicing professionals in their fields, offering extensive experience that will help you understand the realities of the criminal justice field. Our expert faculty members come from all different parts of the criminal justice system and include probation and law enforcement officers, attorneys, judges, former mental health clinicians, and juvenile service workers.
BS in Criminal Justice Curriculum Overview
Waldorf’s BS in Criminal Justice degree program requires the successful completion of 120 credit hours. As a Criminal Justice major you will complete 30 hours of coursework required for the major.
You will also select and complete 30 credit hours of professional electives. You may 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. You may also apply courses in the concentration you choose toward your total elective credits.
BS in Criminal Justice majors can choose to supplement and focus their Criminal Justice degree by selecting a concentration.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Requirements
|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||3020||Mental Health and Crime||3|
|CRJ||4103||Diversity and Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|CRJ||3950||Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice||3|
|Professional Electives--Group B*||30|
|CRJ||2900||Management and Supervision Skills for CJ||3|
|CRJ||3201||Juvenile Justice and Delinquency||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|
|Major Requirements Total||60|
|Core Requirements Total||60|
*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.
Programs Related to our BS in Criminal Justice Degree
If you have a significant amount of completed post secondary coursework or specialized training that you would like to transfer, consider the BAS Criminal Justice program.