Keeping people safe.
Making the world a better place.

These are complex goals and begin with addressing the roots of crime and working towards equality. Criminal justice professionals make these lofty goals their personal mission by developing effective crime prevention and intervention strategies, understanding the consequences of crime for victims and society, and working towards justice policies that rehabilitate offenders and improve our society as a whole.

Loyola University New Orleans now offers a 100% online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice that features a strong social science research component that allows students to take a deep dive into the field. Students learn how to conduct original research and critique agency-generated research in order to see the bigger picture. Students are encouraged to ask questions about our social structures as a whole, not only to understand the implications that these constructs have on crime, but also to learn how we can make the world a better place.

Loyola’s Bachelor of Criminology & Justice was recently ranked the 13th Best Criminology Bachelor’s in the nation by College Choice.

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice program will prepare you for advanced studies (such as in the Master of Criminology & Justice program) or to enter the workforce in a wide range of careers that contribute to a safer world, including:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminal Detective
  • Private Investigator
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Victim Services
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Customs Officer
  • Educator

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Bachelor of Criminology & Justice consists of 120 credit hours taken as follows:

  • 40 hours of Major courses
  • 7 hours of adjunct courses
  • 39 hours of Loyola Core courses
  • 34 hours of general electives

Major courses include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Violent Offenders
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Criminal Law

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

Apply in 3 easy steps.

We know you’re busy, which is why we’ve made applying to Loyola’s online programs as simple as possible. Follow these three steps to start on a path that will transform your career and your life.

Step 1: Talk to us.

Fill out the request form to talk to a dedicated enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you have about the program you’re interested in, how online learning at Loyola works, financial aid, or the application process.

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Step 2: Apply.

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Step 3: Submit your documents.

An enrollment specialist will help you determine exactly which documents you need to submit and will even help you get your transcripts from past institutions!

Visit our admissions page to learn more or feel free to give us a call at (504) 577-2855.