Criminal Justice

Beyond what is portrayed in the media, there is a complex criminal justice system that maintains law and order in American society. The Criminal Justice concentration allows you to examine contemporary justice systems to understand how they affect both criminal offenders and victims of crimes. You’ll be able to explore the nature, causes, and types of crimes as well as study the offenders while earning your online BS in Human Services degree. You will be able to explore real-world cases and analyze the effect that judicial outcomes have on the laws that govern society.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (55 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 HUMN 1020 Course The Humanitarian Professional in a Changing World Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 1006 Course Child, Family, and Community Relationships Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IDST 2050 Course Interdisciplinary Experience: Sustaining Quality of Life in the City Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 3010 Course Crisis and Intervention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4008 Course Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4402 Course Planning and Budgeting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4001 Course Case Management for Persons in Need Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4002 Course Effective Human Services Interviewing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 4003 Course Measuring Effectiveness of Human Services Delivery Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Choose six courses from those listed below:

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.)
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.)
Course Code PSPA 4010 Course Contemporary Legal Debates Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 4920 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from either general education or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 20 elective credits must be at the 3000–4000 level. Your elective credits should total 55 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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