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Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Psychology

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Increase Your Understanding of the Criminal System

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Now’s the time to jumpstart your criminal justice career with LSUA’s Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Psychology degree through LSU Online. Delivered completely online, this program provides students the unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the criminal justice system and the benefits of applying psychological insight to the field. Through comprehensive coursework and hands-on learning, students will strengthen their cognitive skills and investigative abilities. Start earning a flexible degree that allows you to continue dedicating time to your family and community, while preparing for a career in fields such as law enforcement, courts, and corrections at the local, state, and federal levels. The program can be completed in four years as a full-time student.

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).

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

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Job Outlook

This program prepares professionals for roles as a crime scene investigator, police officer, security analyst, criminal psychologist, and more.

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Affordability

LSU’s online BS in Criminal Justice nationally ranks #21 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs according to OnlineU.org.

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Dedicated Support

Receive world-class customer service through a personal concierge from application to graduation.

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Convenience

Complete the degree 100% online and on your time while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.


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Cost

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. For the Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Psychology program, you are able to transfer 75% of previous credits. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Learn more.

Total credit hours: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees and 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. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 1001: English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002: English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • Gen Ed Fine Arts (Fine Arts, Music, Theater) | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Mathematics | Credit Hours:6
  • Biology and Physical Science | Credit Hours: 9
  • POLI 2051 American Government | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMST 2060 Public Speaking | Credits: 3
  • HIST 2055 American History I | Credits: 3
  • HIST 2057 American History II | Credits: 3

Major Requirements

  • CJUS 1107: Introduction to Criminal Justice | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 2002: Professional Writing in Criminal Justice | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 2131: Police Process | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 2132: The Judicial Process | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 2216: Corrections Process | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 3025: Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 3030: Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology | Credit Hours: 3
  • CJUS 3215: Juvenile Delinquency | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2070: Developmental Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3140: Social Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3800: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4060: Drugs and Behavior in Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4082: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4083: Introduction to Counseling Psychology | Credit Hours: 3

Electives

  • ENGL 3002: Technical Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • Psychology Electives | Credit Hours: 6
  • Criminal Justice Electives | Credit Hours: 3
  • Free electives | Credit Hours: 24 hours

Students who intend to pursue Graduate School should take the following courses in the order listed: PSYC 2525, PSCY 3017, PSYC 4017.

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation AND
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course AND
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0 AND
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher OR
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher OR
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Career Opportunities
  • Case Worker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal Psychologist
  • Police detective
  • Probation or Parole Officer

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