2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021)

Criminal Justice - BS in Psychology


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Through the Criminal Justice concentration, students will explore the criminal mind and theories of criminal behavior from the serial killer to the terrorist. They will learn the cognitive, behavioral and psychological explanations of criminal behavior. Students will also discover and analyze the types of victimization and how to work with victims of crime.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education  courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (50 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Psychology Elective Courses (20 cr.)


Electives (50 cr.)


Choose 10 courses from general education , BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s  courses. At least four courses must be at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level. Elective credits should total 50 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.