Criminal Justice

BA in Management

The Criminal Justice concentration in the bachelor's in management program provides adult learners with a foundation of management skills and concepts in the context of the criminal justice system. This concentration is ideal for anyone pursuing career advancement in the areas of criminal justice administration, courts, corrections, policing and security.

Required Courses

The BA in Management with Criminal Justice concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses in the Criminal Justice concentration are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. Courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format with several online courses available.

I. Management Major: 39 credit hours

  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • CPST 247: Computer Concepts and Applications or Information Systems
  • CPST 250: Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 310: Accounting Principles and Applications
  • CPST 340: Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  • CPST 349: Project Management
  • CPST 350: Human Resource Principles and Practices
  • CPST 371: Organizational Finance
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • LREB 315: Law & Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • STAT 103: Statistics

II. SCPS Common Curriculum: 9 credit hours

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

III. Criminal Justice Concentration: 24 credit hours

  • CJC 101: The Criminal Justice System
  • CJC 201: Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CJC 202: The Juvenile Justice System
  • CJC 203: Criminal Courts
  • CJC 204: Policing
  • CJC 205: Corrections
  • CJC 312: Popular Culture and the Criminal Justice System

Select one of the following two courses:

  • CJC 322: Criminal Law
  • CJC 323: Criminal Procedure

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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