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2021-2022 LSUA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 LSUA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, BS


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The Bachelor Science in Criminal Justice prepares individuals for careers in law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile justice administration, and private sector security.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy, theories, policies, practices, processes, reforms, and inter-dependent operations of the major components of the criminal justice system.

  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to analyze, interpret, and critique the application of judicial, legislative, and administrative civil and criminal law to criminal justice subject matter.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime, including the ability to apply and critique the major theories relevant to those causes.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to analyze, interpret, and critique the application of research methodology and statistics to criminal justice subject matter.

  5. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to interpret data, to apply concepts and ideas, and to analyze data, theories, and relationships, deductively and inductively to criminal justice subject matter.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university. The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice has no separate or special admissions requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified in Degree Requirements .

  2. Students must complete at least 36 hours at the 3000-level or above. At least nine of the 36 hours must be at the 4000-level.

  3. Students are required to make a grade of “C” or higher in all courses listed in the Major Requirements section of the criminal justice curriculum

Degree Audit

A fillable degree audit sheet for students and their academic advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 120


General Education Requirements


See list of approved courses in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 6


Mathematics


Total Credits: 6


Natural Sciences


Students must take either six hours of biology and three hours of physical science or six hours of physical science (in a single discipline) and three hours of biology.

Total Credits: 9


Total Credits: 9


Fine Arts


Total Credits: 3


Total Credits: 39


Total Credits: 24


Concentration Requirements


Students must choose one of the two concentrations listed below:

Criminal Justice Concentration


Total Credits: 57


Criminal Psychology Concentration


Total Credits: 57


Suggested Sequence of Courses


 

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