BA in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice introduces students to all aspects of the nation's complex criminal justice system, while giving them a strong background in the liberal arts. The program prepares students to work in fields addressing the effects of criminality on individuals, communities, and society.

Benefits of the program

  • Relevant curriculum that combines courses that develop your effective leadership skills and increase your knowledge of criminal justice practice and theory.
  • Convenient schedule of classes online, evening, and weekends allow you to complete the degree on a schedule that works for your personal and professional life.
  • A program grounded in the University Core Curriculum, students develop skills crucial to facing the challenges of contemporary society

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Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers accelerated degree programs for criminal justice professionals. Apply now or request more information about Loyola’s criminal justice degree programs.

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