Criminal Justice - Louisiana Transfer
Criminal Justice - Louisiana Transfer


The Associate of Arts Criminal Justice Louisiana Transfer presents historical and current criminal justice practices through a social lens in which students engage in critical thinking and problem-solving processes. An emphasis is placed on the three major components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections, and employment opportunities within these fields.

The Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AA/LT) degree allows students to complete the first 60 hours of work toward a baccalaureate degree at a two-year or community college. Students who successfully complete a designated transfer associate degree program are eligible to enter a four-year public university as a junior, with all 60 hours (non-developmental) credits transferring to the receiving four-year university.

The below requirements are for students who enroll during the current academic year. See this year's program catalog for the recommended course sequence. Archived catalogs can be accessed for prior year academic requirements.

About the Associate of Arts Criminal Justice Louisiana Transfer

  • Begin and complete a post-secondary education through online and hybrid degree courses, accelerated learning formats, and prior learning assessments
  • Take a variety of general education and major-specific courses as part of the Criminal Justice Associate degree program
  • Take courses delivered entirely online or with the option of attending select in-person courses in a hybrid format
  • Apply critical-thinking and analytical reasoning that connect criminal justice applications to a diverse society
  • Develop your knowledge and skills relevant to the field of criminal justice and public safety

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to:

  • Obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certifications in Fundamentals of Emergency Management, National Incident Management System, Emergency Planning, and Community Hurricane Preparedness
  • Investigate and present their academic research on contemporary issues facing local communities and the nation at-large
  • Participate as members of the LSUE Public Protection & Safety Program Advisory Committee
  • Design a security plan for a public service agency in the community
  • Critique an analytic report of criminal intelligence


Degree Requirements

Total Credits Required: 60

  • Major Courses: 21
  • General Education Courses: 39

Major Courses

For additional information on coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog Curriculum.

  • English Composition (6 hours)
  • Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning (6 hours)
  • Natural Sciences (9 hours)
  • Humanities (9 hours)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (6 hours)
  • Fine Arts (3 hours)



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Academic Area

Public Protection and Safety



The program is part of LSU Online making it easier to begin or complete a post-secondary education through online degree programs, accelerated learning formats, and prior learning assessment. The courses and degree are available both entirely online and in hybrid formats. 


Related Documents


Louisiana Transfer Degree Information

CJ Articulation Agreement


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