Corrections and Human Services

Explore the impact of crime on neighborhoods. Examine innovative solutions for rehabilitating offenders and restoring peace to communities.

Examine the devastating effects of crime on society, such as the erosion of local communities, economic instability, and drug use. Learn about restorative justice—repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior—and the need for alternatives to mass incarceration. This BS in Criminal Justice program concentration is ideal for individuals working in or seeking a career in the corrections field.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)*
    • Core courses (45 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 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 specialist 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 Criminal Justice Professionals Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4203 Course Introduction to Victimology Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4201 Course Restorative Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4205 Course Crisis Intervention Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4206 Course Probation and Parole Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4202 Course Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4160 Course Capstone: Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Criminal Justice, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 65 to meet your program requirements. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level. You may also be eligible to transfer credit to meet your elective requirements.

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