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B.A. in Criminal Justice

Upper division transfer program for students with Associate Degree or equivalent number of credits

Criminal Justice StudentsThe Criminal Justice major is designed to take the student through the sequence of events in the criminal justice system, including entry into the system, prosecution and pretrial services, adjudication, sentencing and sanctions, and corrections. Each sequence is studied in detail in a variety of related courses. We offer a wide variety of courses specifically related to the study of law.

Our programs provide an excellent pathway towards the study of law In addition to a substantial number of courses devoted to criminal justice theory, the student is exposed to the practice of criminal justice. Criminal Justice majors are required to complete a senior level internship in which they gain first-hand experience with the criminal justice system.

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Criminal Justice Courses

Required and elective courses cover a wide range of topics in law, crime and society, including:

  • Courts and the Criminal Justice System
  • Gender and the Law
  • Computer Crime
  • Drugs Scenes
  • Organized Crime in America
  • Terrorism

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Transfer Credits

Male student with laptop computerThe program is designed for transfer students who have earned an associate degree or a minimum of 24 credits in liberal arts from an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
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New iPad

iPadCriminal Justice undergraduate majors entering Spring 2013 receive the new Apple iPad for use in their studies and research.

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Find Out How Good You Really Are.

Tatiana Jackson, Class of 2011, B.A. in Criminal Justice“I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at LIU Brentwood and went to work in the court system. My internship was with Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities, where people overcome substance abuse issues. Now I’m in the LIU Brentwood master’s degree program in mental health counseling, learning more about how to help people get their lives back on track. I want to make a difference in the community.”

Tatiana Jackson, Class of 2011, B.A. in Criminal Justice

Career Options

Man and woman in law libraryThe LIU Brentwood Criminal Justice Program focuses on court systems, corrections and rehabilitation, juvenile justice, courts, forensic psychology and the formation of laws and codes. Learn more about career opportunities.

Take the Next Step

Students with laptop computerTo apply to the program, complete the LIU online application for admission, or speak with an admissions counselor or faculty member at 631-273-5112.

You may also complete our online Request More Information form.