Loyola University Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice

Meeting the challenges of today’s fast-paced criminal justice environment

Just like on TV, a criminal 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 Criminal 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 two graduate programs, including a Master of Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Find out more about our programs.

student Achievements + Research

CJ Junior Helps Protect the Innocent

Paula Jewell

Paula Jewell, a current junior majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Forensic Science and English literature, recently completed a seven-month internship with the Innocence Project of New Orleans.

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faculty Achievements + Research

National Appointment for Criminal Justice Faculty

Dr. Ronal Serpas, Professor of Practice in the Department of Criminal Justice has been appointed to National Comprehensive Law Enforcement Review Project.

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alumni Achievements + Research

2014 Scholar of the Year

Dr. Frailing

Scholar of the Year in the Department of Public Affairs and Social Research at TAMIU

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