Human Services For Criminal Justice

Victims of crime often need help addressing the injustices they have experienced. This concentration is ideal if you want to work:

  • As an advocate for victims or communities.
  • Directly with victims in social services and nonprofit organizations.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Study how to assess the needs of victims and identify community resources and responses.
  • Analyze contemporary problems and trends in victimology.
  • Explore restorative justice strategies to repair the harm caused by criminal behavior and to return criminals to their communities with strategies for living productive, crime-free lives:

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (75 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

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

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will 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 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 1001 Course Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2001 Course Criminology and Social Control Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2002 Course Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 2003 Course Criminal Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3001 Course Corrections Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3002 Course Courts and Judicial Process Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3003 Course Law Enforcement Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 3004 Course Data Analysis for the Criminal Professional Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4201 Course Restorative Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4202 Course Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4203 Course Victimology Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4150 Course Capstone: International Justice and Human Rights Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 15 courses from general education, BS in Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 75 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 six-course minor.

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