Criminal Justice

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 17.6 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 1, 2024
StudyQA ranking:2480 Duration:3 years

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The Justice Studies major provides students with professional education that prepares them for a variety of careers in federal, state, and local criminal justice and human service agencies. The curriculum is strongly oriented to the social and behavioral sciences. As a part of the commitment to developing a professionally oriented student, field training placements in criminal justice agencies are available.

General Education Core

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Mathematical Ways of Knowing
  • Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
  • Scientific Ways of Knowing
  • Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
  • Diversity
  • Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
  • Foreign/Heritage Language

Program Requirements

  • INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA
  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
  • CRIMINAL LAW
  • CRIMINOLOGY
  • CRIME, JUSTICE AND ETHICS
  • PRACTICUM IN JUSTICE STUDIES
  • RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN JUSTICE STUDIES
  • DEVIANT BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL CONTROL
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS

Select 15 credits from the following

  • AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
  • POLICE IN AMERICA
  • PRINCIPLES OF INTERVIEWING AND CASE STUDIES
  • PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
  • STATISTICAL METHODS
  • ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
  • WHITE COLLAR CRIME
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
  • RACE AND ETHNICITY
  • COMMUNITY POLICING
  • COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
  • RACE, CLASS, GENDER & JUSTICE
  • JUSTICE ISSUES AND PUBLIC POLICY

Select one of the following options

  • CYBERCRIME
  • COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SOC SCIENCES
  • COMPUTERS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Electives

Program Requirements

  1. Online application
  2. Send official school transcripts/records: an official transcript is usually sent directly from the high school or university. If the transcript is hand carried to LCSC, make sure that it is still in a sealed envelope.
  3. Students must show evidence of secondary (high school) school completion or the equivalent.
  4. Students must show at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale from a secondary (high school) or post-secondary (college or university) institution.  Students with more than 14 transferable post-secondary credits do not need to show secondary transcripts.   
  5. Some applicants will be required to submit their original transcripts to an outside evaluation agency such as World Education Services (WES). This determination will be made by the admissions team at their discretion. Students will be responsible to pay for the transcript evaluation.  
  6. Send a bank statement showing funds available for study.Send Certificate of Financial Responsibility, (CFR) if applying online. CFR included in paper application.
  7. Send a passport copy. 
  8. Meet our English proficiency requirements by submitting an official test score. (Not required of IIE applicants). Note that it is an option to be tested upon arrival through conditional admission.No TOEFL or IELTS required. 
  9. Obtain LCSC-approved health insurance.

Scholarships

  • Social Science Scholarships
  • International Student Scholarships
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