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.

This program can be completed 100% online.

Other Concentrations



  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Geographic Information Systems

Required Semester Hours 120

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

  • An active criminal justice student association

  • Undergraduate research opportunities

  • Robust online and classroom course offerings

  • Integration of advanced technology

  • Honors curriculum available

  • Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD) Job Talk Series

  • Graduates from the Criminal Justice program have gone on to various advanced degree programs


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Corrections officer
  • 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



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Student Orgs & Activities

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series

Pre-Law Student Organization

"Justice 4 All" Student Organization

Study Abroad Program in London