Criminal Justice Management And Administration

Managers and organizational leaders must learn to successfully guide criminal justice organizations into the global 21st century.

In this concentration, you will:

  • Study how to create and apply policies and budgets to successfully manage your organization.
  • Develop and integrate models of cross-agency coordination among regional, state, national, and international agencies in anticipation of and response to typical critical incidents.
  • Prepare for positions in a range of departments, including:
    • Local and regional law enforcement offices
    • Victim and advocacy services
    • Criminal justice-related nonprofit organizations

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 Justice Professional Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Students are required to complete three concentration courses, two of which are required. Students choose a third concentration course from a choice of two additional B.S. in Criminal Justice courses described below.
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code CRJS 4401 Course Management and Supervision in Criminal Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4402 Course Planning and Budgeting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code CRJS 4302
or
CRJS 4202
Course Critical Incidents and Cross-Agency Coordination

Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response
Credits (5 cr.)

(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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