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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Business Communication

The Business Communication concentration offers complete training in criminal justice with an emphasis in public leadership and message management. Along with a foundation in criminal law, corrections, and policing, students will develop advanced skills in writing, public speaking, group communication, and ethics.

Program Requirements

The BA in Criminal Justice with Business Communication concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Classes are offered in evening/weekend sessions. All classes are offered in the traditional (in-person) format with several classes available online.

I. Criminal Justice Major Courses: 36 credit hours

  • CJC 101 The Criminal Justice System
  • CJC 201 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CJC 202 Criminal Courts
  • CJC 203 Policing
  • CJC 204 Corrections
  • CJC 205 Research Methods

   Select one of the following courses: 3 credit hours

  • CJC 322 Criminal Law
  • CJC 323 Criminal Procedure

   Select one of the following courses: 3 credit hours    

  • CJC 390 Capstone Experience Internship
  • CJC 399 Capstone Course

  Four CJC Electives: 12 credit hours

II. SCPS Requirements: 6 credit hours

  • CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development
  • CPST 397 Capstone

III. Concentration

Students may choose one of the following concentrations:

III. Business Communication Concentration: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 103: Business and Professional Speaking
  • COMM 200: Communication & New Media
  • COMM 210: Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
  • COMM 268: Persuasion
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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School of Continuing and Professional Studies · 820 North Michigan Avenue, Lewis Towers 401, Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.6501
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