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Gain Credits Toward Your Degree Online Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

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Save Money by Utilizing the Skills and Knowledge that You Can Already Prove

LSU Online believes in helping our learners attain their degree in a quick and affordable manner. Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), students can potentially earn credit for learning done outside of the college classroom. By taking advantage of this program, you can save both time and money as there will be less coursework for you to complete. Whether you have military experience or professional certifications, we offer a variety of pathways to complete your Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree faster.

See the Potential Credits You May Qualify for Below


Law Enforcement

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Earn up to 15 credit hours that will replace these courses:

  • CJUS 1107 - Introduction to Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 2131 - Police Process | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 3025 - Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 4999 - Internship in Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • Elective Credit at the 4000 Level | 3 Credit Hours
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Earn up to 12 credit hours that will place these courses:

  • CJ 1107 - Introduction to Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJ 2131 - Police Process | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJ 2151 - Criminal Investigation | 3 Credit Hours
  • ALLH 2328 - Emergency Medical Responder | 3 Credit Hours
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Earn up to 12 credit hours that will place these courses:

  • CJ 1107 - Introduction to Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJ 2131 - Police Process | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJ 2300 - Criminal Justice Report Writing | 3 Credit Hours
  • ALLH 2328 - Emergency Medical Responder | 3 Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Earn up to 9 credit hours that will replace these courses:

  • CJUS 2216 - Corrections Process | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 3025 - Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 4045 - The U.S. Prison System | 3 Credit Hours

Navy

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Earn up to 3 credit hours that will replace one of the below courses:

  • CJUS 1107 - Introduction to Criminal Justice | 3 Credit Hours
  • CJUS 2216 - Corrections Process | 3 Credit Hours

During the application process, please notify your Enrollment Concierge if any of these apply, and they will guide you through the evaluation process. Meeting the requirements for PLA does not guarantee admission to LSU Online. Ask your Concierge about specific admission requirements. They can be reached at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu.