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Criminal Justice


B.A. in Criminal Justice

The 120-credit Bachelor of Arts degree program in Criminal Justice is designed to meet the demands for professionals working in policing, corrections, prosecution and pretrial services, probation, parole, juveniles, public safety, victim services, civil and family courts, homeland security, international security, and other related fields. In addition to our core curriculum, which thoroughly explores the theory and practice of the criminal justice system, you can choose from elective courses that focus on a particular area of interest. The curriculum will expose you to the latest trends in theory and technology that impact criminal justice.

All students receive invaluable, hands-on training in the field of criminal justice in our experienced-based practica program. Students who perform at an outstanding level also will have the opportunity to attend the Justice Semester at American University in Washington, D.C.

LIU Post alumni are law enforcement officers, federal agents, security officers, prosecutors, corrections counselors, judges, attorneys, private security professionals, homeland security agents, forensic technologists, crime lab technicians, emergency managers, FBI agents and social service professionals. Many of our graduates enroll in the Master of Science degree program in Criminal Justice at LIU Post or attend law school.

Admission Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. When students have completed fewer than 24 credits, they must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

Academic Policies

All non-Criminal Justice majors may take any criminal justice course without any prerequisites. All Criminal Justice majors are required to take CRJ 11 and 23 as prerequisites or co-requisites for CRJ 20, 30, 37, 38, 41, 44, 68, 76 and 85. There are no prerequisites for Criminal Justice elective courses.

Criminal justice majors must take CRJ 20 and 85 in their senior year.

In-service students may substitute CRJ 85 by completing two advanced courses in Criminal Justice.

Check out the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean