Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Learn about the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Our Lady of the Lake University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice that provides students with the knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in criminal justice and related fields, both private and public. Combined with the University’s minor in forensic science, the criminal justice degree can lead to careers in crime scene investigation, both in law enforcement and with the medical examiner’s office. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors learn from full-time professors and working professionals including crime investigators, lawyers and corrections officers. Courses in the program focus on criminal justice theory and history, law, experiential learning and skills-based learning. The Department of Applied Social and Cultural Sciences (ASCS), which offers the Criminology and Criminal Justice degree, works to achieve balance between research and practice by emphasizing the application of what is learned in the classroom to solve problems in the community. CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Students in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at OLLU have the opportunity to join the Criminal Justice Society and Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. The Criminal Justice Society is a recognized student organization that brings together individuals interested in learning about the criminal justice field and to make others aware of important criminal justice issues that affect society. Alpha Phi Sigma is a national honor society for criminal justice sponsored by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences that recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of criminal justice students. Eligibility for membership is based on hours completed in criminal justice courses, class standing as a criminal justice major or minor, and grade point average. DEGREES Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor in Criminal Justice OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Criminology and Criminal Justice majors leave the classroom with a wealth of knowledge and experience they can apply in a variety of careers. Graduates pursue jobs in institutional and community corrections, federal and municipal law enforcement, loss prevention, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, higher education and many other industries. FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jiletta Kubena, PhD Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Criminology and Criminal Justice Program Director 210-434-6711, ext. 2486 email@example.com SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the Criminology and Criminal Justice curriculum the following courses are offered: • Corrections • Juvenile Justice • Forensic Anthropology • White Collar Crime • Criminal Investigation • Juvenile Delinquency • Theories of Criminal Justice • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems • Criminal Justice Administration • Probation and Parole • Criminal Procedure • Professional Ethics A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. Dec. 2013