Criminal Justice Specialization - B.S. in Psychology

Criminal Justice

Through the Criminal Justice concentration, explore cognitive, behavioral, and psychological theories of criminal behavior from the serial killer to the terrorist. Discover and analyze types of victimization and how to work with victims of crime as you prepare for or grow your career in the fields of criminal justice, social service, or law enforcement.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (35 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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*Click here for Required General Education Courses by Program.

First Term Course

Core Courses

You can take these courses while you are taking general education courses, as long as you’ve completed the necessary prerequisites.

Concentration Courses

In addition to the three required courses, choose four additional courses from the other six described below.

Psychology Elective Courses

Choose all four listed below or choose any four 3000-level or 4000-level courses from the other B.S. in Psychology concentrations.

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, B.S. in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a 6-course minor.


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