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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The BA in Criminal Justice prepares students for the many careers in criminal justice and law enforcement and lays the academic foundation for post graduate education and law school.  The program covers the study of law enforcement and security procedures, courts and corrections, and criminal justice theory.  This degree will teach students the functions of criminal justice organizations and law enforcement procedures.  Upon graduation, a student will have the knowledge necessary to begin a rewarding career in the field.  This program is also designed to qualify those students who are already in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields for promotion to advanced positions. 

All requirements for the degree can be completed on either campus and some requirements can be completed online.  Entry level courses can be completed on either campus and online.  The CJU program is accredited through institutional accreditation with the Middle States Regional Accrediting Commission.

Other Advising Information
It is recommended that students select additional courses from the criminal justice major core courses in order to broaden their preparation or to direct their program toward their interested field of specialization.  Students should seek advisement from the Criminal Justice Advisor to plan their career path and select appropriate electives and substitutions where available in the paradigm.

For More Information Contact

Title Name
Interim Dean Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson
Department Chair Dr. Dion E. Phillips
Program Coordinator Dr. Dion E. Phillips (temporarily)
Administrative Assistant Ms. Dian P. Gréaux-Levons, CAP-OM