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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

CHAIR: William E. Thornton, Ph.D., Office: 559 Monroe Hall
PROFESSORS: Dee W. Harper, William E. Thornton
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: Wendy L. Hicks
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Patrick D. Walsh, Vincenzo A. Sainato, Rae Taylor
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT:  David M. Aplin, Office: 122 Stallings Hall
WEB PAGE: www.css.loyno.edu/criminaljustice/

Management of the Criminal Justice program and its curriculum and the curriculum for the minor in Forensic Science are the direct responsibility of the Department of Criminal Justice as a member of the College of Social Sciences. The degree program combines a strong theoretical foundation in criminology, law, juvenile delinquency, and deviant behavior with practical courses in criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, forensics, and crime analysis. The program is designed to provide a broad based education for those individuals already in the criminal justice field, as well as those preparing to enter the profession. Many students find that the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice offers a solid foundation for further studies at the graduate level (M.A., M.S. and Ph.D.), including the study of law. Loyola University New Orleans began its criminal justice degree program in the1960's. It is the oldest program in the state of Louisiana. Since that time, the program has graduated hundreds of students with criminal justice degrees. Loyola’s criminal justice program is distinctive in a variety of ways. The program is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, emphasizing strong writing skills, developing tools for critical analysis, and providing exposure to studies in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The criminal justice program requires students to elect courses from psychology, sociology, and political science that will strengthen their understanding of underlying issues and problems. The program has a strong social science research component, which provides students with the skills to conduct original research, to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs, to critique agency-generated research, and to write grant proposals. The program is rigorous and yet flexible enough to allow students to personalize their studies to meet their own interests and needs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS–CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Courses Credit hours

Major Courses Required:

  • CRJU 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJU 110 Criminology--Fundamentals (or SOCI A215: Criminal Behavior)
  • CRJU 218 Criminal Procedure
  • CRJU 250 Juvenile Delinquency (or SOCI A315: Delinquency and Justice)
  • CRJU 275 Deviant Behavior
  • CRJU 300 Research Methods–Criminology
  • CRJU 330 Correctional Institutions (or SOCI A333: Correctional Institutions)
  • CRJU 365 Program Planning and Evaluation in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 405 Criminal Law
27 hrs
Major electives 9 hrs

Adjunct Course:

  • CRJU 260: Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • PSYC Elective
  • SOCI Elective
9 hrs
Common Curriculum 48 hrs
Foreign Language 3 hrs
General Electives 24 hrs
TOTAL 120 credit hours

(View College of Social Sciences Common Curriculum Requirements.)

 

BACHELOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Courses Credit Hrs.

Major Courses Required:

  • CRJU 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRJU 110 Criminology--Fundamentals (or SOCI A215: Criminal Behavior)
  • CRJU 218 Criminal Procedure
  • CRJU 250 Juvenile Delinquency (or SOCI A315: Delinquency and Justice
  • CRJU 275 Deviant Behavior
  • CRJU 300 Research Methods - Criminology
  • CRJU 330 Correctional Institutions (or SOCI A333: Correctional Institutions)
  • CRJU 365 Program Planning and Evaluation in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 405 Criminal Law
24 hrs
CRJU Major Electives 9 hrs

Required Adjunct Courses:

  • CRJU 260 Statistics in Criminal Justice
  • PSYC Elective
  • SOCI Elective
9 hrs
Core Courses 42 hrs
Electives 33 hrs
TOTAL 120 hrs

(View Core Curriculum Requirements for Professional & Continuing Studies Students)

Minors

  • Minor in Criminal Justice Curriculum
    The minor in criminal justice allows students majoring in other academic disciplines to explore criminal justice as a field of study.
    CRJU C105; CRJU C110 (or SOCI A215); CRJU C250 (or SOCI A315); CRJU C275; CRJU C300; Plus two additional criminal justice courses approved by the Department of Criminal Justice faculty.  (21 hrs.)
  • Minor in Forensic Science Curriculum
    The minor in forensic science allows students majoring in other academic disciplines to explore forensic science as a field of study.
    FRSC C100; FRSC C200; FRSC C201; FRSC C301; FRSC C498; plus any two additional forensic science-related courses.  Please see your Criminal Justice advisor.  (21 hrs.)

View Criminal Justice Course Descriptions

View Forensic Science Course Descriptions