2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    Feb 29, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services for Criminal Justice - BS in Criminal Justice

Return to: BS in Criminal Justice  

Victims who return safely to their communities often need help addressing the injustices they have experienced. This concentration is ideal for individuals who want to work as an advocate for victims or communities or who want to work directly with victims in social services and nonprofit organizations. Students will study how to assess the needs of victims and to identify community resources and responses, as well as analyze contemporary problems and trends in victimology. In addition, students will explore restorative justice strategies to repair the harm caused by criminal behavior and to return criminals and victims to the community for productive, crime-free lives.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
  • General education (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (40 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
  • Elective courses (75 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Electives (75 cr.)

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. Elective credits should total 75 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.