BS in Criminal Justice - Crime & Criminals
Students enrolled in Walden University's B.S. in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Crime and Criminals learn about criminal justice systems, criminal law, criminal investigations, and evidence procedures. Discover more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime and Criminals
School Offering Program:
The B.S. in Criminal Justice program with a concentration in Crime and Criminals emphasizes the study of criminal theories and behavior. Students learn how to properly conduct a criminal investigation, including how to assess a crime scene, handle witnesses, and administer surveillance techniques. Core coursework teaches students about criminal justice systems, criminology, criminal law, corrections, and the judicial process. Concentration courses provide further instruction in criminal investigations, evidence, criminals' thought processes, drugs, gangs, and organized crime. Students also have a chance to explore other areas of criminal justice as part of the requirement to complete 15 additional elective courses.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
Four and a half years: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.
Total Credits Required:
181 quarter credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Crime and Criminals:
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Communication Skills for Career Development||1|
|Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems||5|
|Criminology and Social Control||5|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Justice||5|
|Courts and Judicial Process||5|
|Data Analysis for the Criminal Justice Professional||5|
|Criminal Evidence and Investigation||5|
|The Criminal Mind||5|
|Drugs, Gangs, and Organized Crime||5|
Choose 15 additional electives (75 credits) from any B.S. in Criminal Justice concentration or general education courses or from concentration courses in any bachelor's program.
|Capstone: International Justice and Human Rights||5|
Furthering Your Education
Students completing the BS in Criminal Justice - Crime & Criminals program may be able to continue their education in a master's degree program. People who hold a graduate degree may be prepared to take on more employment responsibilities.
Graduate degree programs in which students may be interested include (but are not limited to):
- Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
- Ph.D. in Human Services
- Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration
Students in the BS in Criminal Justice - Crime & Criminals program can develop skills in criminology, policing, and evidence processing. These skills can be employed in a number of positions in the criminal justice field.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Crime Scene Investigator
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