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Students in the Criminal Justice program at Southeastern are prepared for careers in the criminal justice system or for advanced studies in criminal justice, law, sociology and related disciplines. They also become familiar with the nature and functions of U.S. law enforcement, the courts and corrections at the federal, state and local levels. Students learn the psychological and sociological roots of criminal behavior as well as methods that social scientists use to investigate social phenomena. Students also have the opportunity explore specific issues and topics relating to crime and criminal justice in the U.S. and other nations.
Nationally and internationally recognized scholars and instructors whose teaching is informed by scholarly research and professional experience in law enforcement and the courts
Strong faculty-student relationships that foster a mentoring environment
Small class sizes
Study abroad opportunities
An active criminal justice student association
Undergraduate research opportunities
Robust online and classroom course offerings
Integration of advanced technology
Honors curriculum available
Total semester hours required: 120
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series
Southeastern Criminal Justice Association
Dr. Ken Bolton Jr.
Mailing address: SLU 10686, Hammond, LA 70402
On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 336C