BS Criminal Justice & Criminology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice and Criminology introduces students to all aspects of the nation's complex criminal justice system, while giving them a strong background in the liberal arts.

Students majoring in criminal justice and criminology are required to complete a total of 12 criminal justice and criminology courses, totaling 36 credit hours in addition to the required courses identified by Loyola University Chicago for students to receive either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the university.

Students are required to take 12 criminal justice and criminology courses, including 8 specific courses and 4 additional major electives. Students also must take a statistics course; they may take CJC 206 (Statistics) or a comparable course in sociology, psychology, or statistics. The eight mandatory courses include:

  • CJC 101 Criminal Justice in a Global Context (Prerequisite for all other criminal justice courses)
  • CJC 201 Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • CJC 202 Criminal Courts
  • CJC 203 Policing
  • CJC 204 Corrections
  • CJC 205 Research Methods
  • CJC 322 Criminal Law OR CJC 323 Criminal Procedure
  • CJC 399 Capstone Course OR CJC 390 Capstone Experience Internship (Required senior‑level course)

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Undergraduate Course Descriptions