College of Business & Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Online
Master of Arts (M.A.) - Online
About Criminal Justice...The Department of Criminal Justice at The University of Louisiana at Monroe is the oldest of its kind in the state. The undergraduate programs began in 1970 and the graduate program began in 1974. In addition to the degree programs, the department provides in-service and continuing education training to law enforcement officers in the northeast Louisiana region, and from surrounding states, through its Institute of Law Enforcement.
What careers have our graduates pursued?Government (City, Parish/County, State, and Federal), Institutional Corrections, Law Enforcement, Non-Profit Organizations, Probation and Parole
"I definitely feel empowered and more prepared to get out and survive in the real world"
-Nellisha Dishay Johnson,
Criminal Justice Major
Our graduates have gone on to work atATF, Border Patrol, FBI, Local Law Enforcement, State DOC, State Police, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Customs
Where have our students gone on to graduate school?LSU, Mississippi State University, Southern Law School
Check out some of our learning opportunities:
- Thesis-track for graduate students who are research oriented
- Research opportunities to work with faculty on publications
- Students collaborate with regional business such as Lowes, Brookshire's, Wal-Mart, in the realm of loss prevention and/or private security
Take advantage of online learning.We offer 2 degree programs 100% online.
Get involved beyond the classroom:Lambda Alpha Epsilon (The National Criminal Justice Fraternity), Alpha Phi Sigma (The National Criminal Justice Honor's Society)
Where are our faculty's interests?Treatment for Victims and Offenders, Multi-national, Corrections, Legal Liabilities, Juvenile Justice Issues, Theory, Law Enforcement, Investigation Processes, Administration