Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

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.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Corrections officer
  • Criminal Justice professor
  • FBI/CIA/ATF/DEA
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst
  • Probation/Parole officer
  • Researcher
  • Statistician
  • Victim/witness advocate
Types of Employers
  • Department of Public Safety and Corrections
  • Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center
  • Insurances companies
  • Local police departments
  • Louisiana State Civil Service
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Sheriff's offices
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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

  • Internship opportunities

  • 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

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 120

MINORS
  • Criminal Justice

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Southeastern Criminal Justice Association


Contact Information

Dr. Ken Bolton Jr.

kbolton@southeastern.edu

985-549-5964

Mailing address: SLU 10686, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 336C

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