Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
This Criminal Justice Technology program from Waldorf University equips students with the technical skills to begin their careers in the criminal justice field. In addition to technical courses, general education courses assist students in becoming more prepared to deal with social issues that confront them in the performance of their duty. The curriculum has been adapted to include contemporary areas such as homeland security and community policing. Waldorf’s criminal justice program emphasizes latent evidence: fingerprint classification, identification and chemical development, photography, footwear and tire track identification, and crime scene processing.
Additional study areas may include juvenile justice, NC criminal law, constitutional law, court procedure and evidence, substance abuse, ethics and community relations, and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs in crime scene technology. Students may take a concentration in Homeland Security in this program. The learning outcomes of this program may allow students to make ethical decisions, apply basic criminal law to various situations, apply U.S. Constitution and principles of evidence in search and seizure situations, demonstrate appropriate oral communication during stops and arrests, and effectively record, report and document incidents.
Students may also be able to demonstrate correct procedure in various situations (stops, arrest, affidavits, etc.), identify the fundamental steps of a criminal investigation, properly process crime scenes, and become familiar with different societal backgrounds (social, economic, sexual orientation, race, religious, etc.). With an ever-increasing demand for well-educated police and corrections personnel, graduates may be able to find employment in state and local law enforcement agencies, juvenile and adult corrections and probation and parole, as well as in private and public security agencies.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Waldorf University is a private liberal arts school located centrally in Forest City, Iowa. For more than 100 years, Waldorf has been the cornerstone in the lives of thousands, setting the solid foundation for success among students, their families and the community. Since its beginning in 1903, Waldorf has been at the forefront of academic innovation, trailblazing a path for future generations. Offering a litany of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Waldorf has an opportunity for anyone who wants to improve their life academically, personally or professionally.
Waldorf offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as a number of online programs degree programs for added flexibility.
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