CriMiNaL JUStiCE PrograMS
degree in $450/course | 24 months*
advance Your career with a
bachelor of science in criminal justice
Lamar University now offers an online Bachelor
of Science in Criminal Justice program (BSCJ)
ideal for those who have career interests in:
• Law Enforcement Management & Leadership
• National Security
• Forensic Sciences
• Law & Policy
lamar universitY’s bscj degree
Program offers You:
• $450/course, one of the lowest tuition rates
in the country
• 100% online and full academic support
• Five start dates per year
• 8-week course length
• Flexible payment options and financial aid
accelerate Your career
learn more: 866.223.7675 | degree.lamar.edu/cj
*in-state tuition: $450/course | out-of-state tuition: $603/course | additional fees may apply
Completion time varies by transfer credits and work experience
BaCHELor oF SCiENCE iN CriMiNaL JUStiCE
Each course is 8 weeks long. Enroll in at least 2 classes to begin. Complete your degree in approximately
2 years, depending on prior academic credit.
criminal justice courses
CriJ-1301 introduction to Criminal Justice
CriJ-1306 Court Systems and Practices
CriJ-1310 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
tuition $450/course (in-state) | $603/course (out-of-state)
CriJ-2313 Community resources in Corrections
CriJ-2328 Correctional Systems & Practices
CriJ-3309 Class, race, and gender
CriJ-3311 Crime & Criminals
• Complete online application and submit $25 application fee
Crig-4311 Ethical issues in Criminal Justice
CriJ-4313a organized Crime • Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended to:
office of admissions
CriJ-4321 responses to Crime LUaP—attention BCJ
Po Box 10009
Beaumont, tX 77710
• Complete Composition i & ii with a minimum grade of “C”
CoSC-3301D internet “Cyber” Security
start date aPPlication deadline
PoLS-3320 international Politics
June 6, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 16, 2011
PSYC-3330 Psychology of Social interaction
august 22, 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .august 8, 2011
SoCi-3390 Juvenile Delinquency
october 17, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 26, 2011
SoCi-4300 Deviant Behavior
gEoL-4301a geographical terrorism
gEoL-4301.B geo. Middle East & North africa
a partner of
learn more: 866.223.7675 | degree.lamar.edu/cj
Criminal JustiCe Programs
Thank you for your interest in Lamar University’s online bachelor degrees and programs. To get started in the
application process, follow these three steps. An enrollment specialist will contact you shortly to assist you through
these three steps. If you have immediate questions, please call us at 866.233.7675.
steP 1: steP 2:
review aPPliCation & admission requirements submit Your aPPliCation through aPPlYtexas
Applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal 1. Follow the link to the ApplyTexas application website:
Justice degree (BS-CJ) must meet the university’s https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
standard requirements for admission: 2. Create a username and password to log in to the online
• Complete online application and submit the application. Please record this information so that you
application fee of $25 can easily save and access your application. Once you
• Submit official transcripts from all schools attended have completed the application, you will be given an
Application ID Number that you must save, as this will be
• The College of Arts and Sciences requires that the reference to all your application materials.
majors in the college complete the freshman English
composition requirement (six credit hours) with no 3. Choose to create a new undergraduate application.
less than a grade of “C” 4. Choose Lamar University as your Target University.
Applicants for the bachelor’s completion program 5. Choose application type: Transfer, Undergraduate.
with a concentration in criminal justice (BAAS) must 6. Choose a semester of entry:
meet these additional criteria:
• Have completed a minimum of 45 earned academic June Summer I
credit hours with a cumulative grade point average
July Summer II
of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous work
completed in higher education OR Aug-Dec Fall
• Be a high school graduate of at least 5 years OR
• Be an active or retired service member with 3 or 7. First Choice School: College of Arts and Sciences
more years of military service 8. First Choice Major:
Note to active or retired military personnel: — For the bachelor’s completion program in criminal
Credit may be granted for military experience. justice (BAAS), select: Applied Arts and Sciences —
Credit will be evaluated based upon the evaluation ONLINE DEGREE ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS
recommendations outlined in the American Council on — For the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational (BS-CJ), select: Criminal Justice
Experiences in the Armed Services manual. Applicants
must submit one of the following documents: Form NOTE: Choosing the wrong major could delay the
DD214, Form DD256 or proof of Active Military Service. processing of your application
9. Save each page of the application as you complete it.
10. Be sure to answer the custom question that appears at the
end of the application. This question will help us determine
what date you would like your session to start.
11. Once you have completed your information, you must first
steP 3: save your completed application and then submit.
send required doCumentation to lamar universitY
Request all official transcripts BAAS: BS-CJ:
be sent directly to Lamar from Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
all colleges or universities Lamar University Academic Partnerships Office of Admissions
attended. Save time by requesting LUAP—Attention BAAS LUAP—Attention BS-CJ
transcripts be sent electronically. P.O. Box 10017 P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77710 Beaumont, TX 77710
Criminal JustiCe Programs
frequently asked questions
What is the cost per credit/per course? hoW many hours per Week Will i have to
in-state vs. out-of-state? dedicate for each class? hoW many classes
For students residing in Texas, the cost per credit should i take at one time?
hour is $150, or $450 per course, for our criminal Between assignments in the course, watching videos,
justice programs. For students residing outside Texas, reading course material and completing homework,
the cost per credit hour is $201, or $603 per course, students should plan on 7–9 hours of coursework per
for our criminal justice programs. These tuition rates course per week. It is recommended not to take more than
are among the lowest in the country, yet our online three courses at a time, with most students only taking two
criminal justice degree programs maintain the same at a time.
rigorous standards and requirements as our traditional
academic programs. do i ever have to come to campus?
What makes lamar university Our bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice are 100% online
— never will you have to report to any type of campus
laW enforcement–friendly? (though we’d love to see you for graduation!).
Lamar University is designated “Military Friendly”
by G.I. Jobs Magazine. We provide assistance with are there specific log-in/class times?
the admission process, class advising and financial There are no specific log-in or class times in these online
aid, and Lamar University is an approved institution programs, though there are assignment deadlines which
to accept Hazelwood and G.I. Bill education benefits. must be met.
Lamar University is committed to its military and law
enforcement personnel by ensuring prior academic hoW often do classes start?
credits are easily transferred and providing academic
credit for previous training and work experience. There are five start dates throughout the year, spaced
about ten weeks apart. This means you will attend your
In addition to the recognitions Lamar University has 8-week courses, take your exam, get a short break, then
received, our online programs are accelerated and start your next set of classes.
flexible for all types of law enforcement personnel.
Shift changes, unexpected incidents, even second jobs is lamar university accredited?
won’t interfere with your classes as they’re always
available online, 24/7. Both Lamar University and our degree programs
are accredited by the Council on Colleges of the
hoW many credits can i transfer into Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
my criminal justice degree program? Lamar University has been accredited since 1955; this
accreditation was reaffirmed in June 2010 and proves
You may transfer up to 90 prior academic credit Lamar’s programs meet and exceed national standards
hours into your degree program; 30 credits must be for higher education.
earned at Lamar University. For the Bachelor of Applied
Arts & Sciences degree with a concentration in criminal hoW do i get started With my application?
justice (BAAS), you may transfer up to 32 academic
credits for prior work experience and training. These Getting started with your application is a two-step process:
credits will be fully evaluated by faculty, staff and the First, visit degree.lamar.edu/apps/apply and provide your
student before amount of academic credit contact information.
Once you’ve submitted your contact information,
application instructions will be made available to you for
hoW do faculty & students interact? is there ApplyTexas, the common application form used by all
group Work/collaborative discussion? Texas schools. Also expect to hear from an admissions
Most student interaction is accomplished through coach with additional information about transcript review.
message boards and university email, though phone Contact us at 866.223.7675 with any other questions
calls and teleconferences are always available. All about a criminal justice program from Lamar University.
Lamar University courses encourage collaborative
discussion as part of the academic coursework —
you always have the ability to post comments, reply to
posts and ask questions with your peers enrolled in the
course. Group work is integrated into the curriculum,
We look forWard to your
but the amount will vary from course to course. suCCess With lamar university!