Criminology and 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 want 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.
At Loyola, we’ll teach you to think critically about our current structures and policies, push for reform where we can be better, and continue working toward a more just world.
This degree may be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.
Graduate and Online Degree Programs
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The Criminology and Justice program offers two minors: criminology and justice, and forensic science.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
New York Times hosts a debate
Dr. Serpas recently called on Trump's administration in a recent Op-Ed not to return to what it deemed failed crime-fighting strategies.
Master of Criminal Justice student wins first place at LSU-S Student Scholars' Forum
Jordan Pedalino, a master of criminology and justice student, recently won first place for an oral presentation of a paper at the LSU-S Student Scholars Forum.