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Bachelor of Criminology & Justice

Keeping people safe, making the world a better place—these things are not as simple as putting those who break the law in jail. Justice is more complex than that, and our system needs people who can study and maintain it. We need you to ask questions about our social structures as a whole—to understand not just the implications our constructs have on crime, but what we can change for the better. Here at Loyno you’ll study the structure of the justice system, the ethical questions surrounding the imprisonment and rehabilitation process, and the operation of homeland security and the Supreme Court so that you have the tools to make a career out of sustaining justice. This is an evening/online program.

Overview of Courses

  • Organized Crime
    This course covers the nature of organized crime; its history in America; the new forms it takes; theories explaining emergence, development, and persistence; and the unique problems law enforcement encounter in controlling organized crime. The nature of organized crime as a unique type of criminal activity are discussed as well as new variations of organized crime such as the Russian Mafia and Trans-National Organized Crime.
  • Forensic Psychology
    The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the field of Forensic Psychology. Students will be given a  general overview of police “calls for service”, negotiation teams and strategies, serial killers, school shootings, stalkers, home grown terrorists, and some of the  roles of mental health professionals in the criminal justice field.

  • Deviant Behavior
    This course critically examines the nature and extent of deviant behavior in complex, industrial societies. Particular attention will be given to the causes and consequences of deviant behavior and to the social relations and processes associated with the more common forms of deviant and criminal expression within America and other societies. and selected criminological theories.


Major Requirements
Total 120 crs.
CRIM 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems 3 crs.
CRIM 110 or SOCI 215 Criminology Fundamentals / Criminal Behavior 3 crs.
CRIM 218 Criminal Procedure 3 crs.
CRIM 250 Juvenile Delinquency 3 crs.
CRIM 275 Deviant Behavior 3 crs.
CRIM 300 & 302 Research Methods - Criminology 4 crs.
CRIM 330 Corrections Institutions 3 crs.
CRIM 365 Program Planning and Evaluation in Criminal Justice 3 crs.
CRIM 405 Criminal Law 3 crs.
  CRIM Major Electives 12 crs.
  Required Adjunct Courses 7 crs.
CRIM 260 & 262 Statistics in Criminal Justice (Required Adjunct) 4 crs.
PSYC or SOCI Elective (Required Adjunct) 3 crs.
  Core Courses 30 crs.
  Electives 43 crs.

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