The Individualized program offers adult learners complete criminal justice training, with an opportunity to customize their own concentration curriculum. Students will receive a foundation in law and policy, corrections, and security, and develop additional job skills through additional coursework.
The BA in Criminal Justice with Individualized concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Classes are offered in evening/weekend sessions. Traditional (on-campus) and online classes are available.
The Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice will prepare you to work in fields addressing the effects of criminality on individuals, communities, and society.
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
- CJC 3XX
- CJC 399 Capstone Course
Select one of the following courses: 3 credit hours
- CJC 322 Criminal Law
- CJC 323 Criminal Procedure
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
Students may choose one of the following concentrations:
III. Individualized Concentration
Students create a concentration by combining courses from a variety of disciplines, using transfer and Loyola courses. The individualized option is ideal for students with interests in divergent fields. To learn more, see your advisor.
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.
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.