Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is designed for both the high school graduate who wishes to prepare for a career in the criminal justice system and the practitioner who wants to upgrade his or her criminal justice knowledge and professional credentials. The two-year curriculum is based on the best practices in criminal justice education and provides the content deemed important to criminal justice programs. The curriculum includes 27 hours of general education courses and 33 hours in criminal justice and elective courses. Class sizes are normally small, averaging approximately 20 students per class.

The online degree in criminal justice is in an accelerated format. Classes meet for 8 weeks instead of the traditional 16 week semester. Additionally, students can earn credit for military service or credit by advanced placement testing.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Employment opportunities with local police departments are expected to remain steady for qualified individuals. Additionally, applicants with college training in criminal justice have the opportunity to compete for employment with state and federal law enforcement agencies.

SAMPLE CLASSES
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice curriculum includes 27 hours of general education courses and 33 hours in criminal justice and elective courses earned by taking courses such as:
CJ 1107, Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 2131, Police Process
CJ 2132, Judicial Process

CJ 2133, Correctional Process
CJ 2151, Criminal Investigation
CJ 2152, Public and Community Relations
CJ 2153, Criminal and Related Law
CJ 2212, Probation and Parole

CALL SCHOOL: Louisiana State University Eunice
Louisiana State University Eunice is a community college with approximately 3,300 full and part-time students.  Academic programs of study include associate degrees, certificate/technical diplomas, and technical competency areas.

CONTACT INFO
Kenneth Elliott
Assistant to the Director of Continuing Education
Louisiana State University Eunice
P.O. Box 1129
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone 337-550-1390
Email: kelliott@lsue.edu

For additional information, please use the contact form or visit the Louisiana State University at Eunice CALL Website.


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