Degree Programs and Concentrations

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program encompasses courses of study on courts, corrections, law enforcement, and a host of elective choices depending on the student’s interests and career goals. Students will study under faculty who have all worked in the criminal justice field or currently hold positions in it. At LSUA, our students are immersed in experiential learning activities, field trips, and hands-on projects to fully prepare them for their chosen career. Our graduates go on to work for the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), Interpol, Capital Police, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshal Service, Wildlife and Fisheries, and numerous state and local law enforcement and criminal justice related police agencies. 

About the Program

Department: Criminal Justice

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Credits for Degree: 120


  • Criminal Justice Association

Delivery Methods:

This program is offered on-campus, as a hybrid, and 100% online.

Possible Careers

  • Law enforcement: officer, SWAT, narcotics, hazardous materials, K-9 handler, homicide task force, crime scene investigator, psychological stress evaluator
  • Corrections: adult or juvenile; local, state, and federal
  • Courts: bailiff, court administrator, judge, lawyer, probation/patrol officer, court clerk
  • Forensic Science: arson, ballistics, controlled substance, fingerprint
  • Federal government: ATF, ICE, air marshal, CIA, DEA, EPA, FBI, IRS, Interpol, National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Secret Service
  • Lawyer: child protection, specialized court programs such as Families in Need of Services

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