Department of Criminal Justice


The Department of Criminal Justice is responsible for developing and offering baccalaureate degree programs to students who wish to pursue educational opportunities in one of the Department’s core disciplines. The programs offered by the Department are of the highest quality and prepare students not only to take up a wide array of positions in the workforce but also to pursue graduate-level education if they so wish.

In addition, the Department provides substantial general education support to programs offered by other Departments on LSUA’s campus. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to:

  • Create intellectual curiosity and critical thinking in students through quality instruction 
  • Offer a comprehensive education for careers in agencies, organizations, and industries associated with the criminal justice system, and for those progressing to graduate or law schools
  • Provide a balanced perspective on the study and practices of the criminal justice system.
  • Instill the value of becoming ethical professionals and public servants
  • Allow students flexibility in electives so that they may tailor their degree in ways that are most reflective of their career and academic goals

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