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Criminology and Justice

Just like on TV, a criminology and justice career requires not only cutting-edge technology, but also research skills combined with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the criminal justice system.

Start with a Criminology an Justice degree and join the more than 1,000 students who have graduated from Loyola with this degree since 1960. Loyola offers discounts to members of local law enforcement agencies seeking bachelor's degrees. You can also minor in forensic science or criminal justice.

We also offer a Master of Criminal Justice. Find out more about our programs.

Student Success

BCJ '15 alumus, Donnie Palliser promoted to Exec. Lieutenant, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Recent alumus, Donnie Palliser '15 has been promoted to Executive Lieutenant to the Patrol Division.  In his new role he will oversee the K-9 and Highway Interdiction Unit. Exec. Lieutenant Palliser has 25 years of law enforcement experience with 23 years being with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.  He graduated cum lauded from Loyola in 2015 with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics.  He is continuing his education at Loyola currently enrolled in the Masters of Criminal Justice program.

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Focus on your Future

MCJ Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2016

Prof. Serpas speaks in D.C.

The new group, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, marks an unprecedented partnership among the nation’s top law enforcement leaders to push reforms to reduce incarceration.

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