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The Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from LSU Alexandria offers students a solid foundation of knowledge in the criminal justice system, as well as a wide array of electives, including administration courses, forensics, crime scene investigation, private and industrial security, and correctional management. The program can be completed 100% online and offers a balance of theoretical and practical aspects of crime control as they relate to adult and juvenile justice. Students will learn to solve problems and work effectively with other criminal justice professionals and citizens and communicate—both verbally and in writing—in a criminal justice context.
Save Time and Money - Apply your past military and law enforcement training to earn credits towards an Online BS in Criminal Justice through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
You will have a dedicated coach assigned to you from the application process to graduation. They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
On average, students complete the program within four years and pursue careers in fields such as protective services, law and corrections, security management, court administration, and social services.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.
LSUA ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.
The Online BS in Criminal Justice ranked #21 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Criminal Justice program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.
|General Education: 13 courses||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 1001: English Composition||3|
|ENGL 1002: English Composition II||3|
|Gen Ed Fine Arts (Fine Arts, Music, Theater)||3|
|CMST 2060: Public Speaking||3|
|HIST 2055: American History I||3|
|HIST 2057: American History II||3|
|General Education Math||6|
|General Education Natural Science||9|
|POLI 2051: American Government||3|
|PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||39|
|Criminal Justice Core: 10 courses||Credit Hours|
|CJUS 1107: Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 2002: Professional Writing in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 2131: Police Process||3|
|CJUS 2132: The Judicial Process||3|
|CJUS 2216: Corrections Process||3|
|CJUS 3025: Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 3030: Res Meth in Criminal Justice & Criminology||3|
|CJUS 3215: Juvenile Delinquency||3|
|CJUS 4018: Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 4461: Criminology||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||30|
|Criminal Justice Electives : 13 courses||Credit Hours|
|ENGL 3002: Technical Writing||3|
|Psychology 3000/4000 level Elective||3|
|Criminal Justice Electives||3|
|Total Required Credit Hours||51|
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
Note: Approved Electives (CJUS, CMST, DSEM, ENGL, HIST, POLI, PSYC, SOCL, LSUA 1001)
Note: General Education Science requirement- 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.
For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSU must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
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
The affordable online BS in Criminal Justice helps students build their resumes with an accredited, top-ranked degree. Courses are flexibly formatted and taught by experienced criminal justice practitioners. On average, online students can finish the degree within four years. The diploma they receive also will be identical to on-campus LSUA graduates’. After graduation, students can find entry-level positions in protective services, law and corrections, security, court administration, and social services.
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