Criminal Justice

“LSC's program helps you make those tough decisions you'll have to make once you graduate; it helped me get to where I am today working for law enforcement.”

– Robert Trucott '13, Lyndonville Police Department

The Lyndon Difference

Criminal Justice is a major with excellent and diverse career opportunities. At Lyndon, students can focus on a variety of interests ranging from cybersecurity and crime-scene investigation to the social, cultural, and psychological impacts of crime and the criminal justice system. And students are prepared for traditional crime enforcement jobs.

Unique at Lyndon is the opportunity to study GIS crime mapping used by police departments and federal agencies. Right now, Criminal Justice students are mapping crime in Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, Vermont. With a Lyndon education, you will receive hands-on experience, personal attention, and a liberal arts core that prepares you with critical thinking skills.

Criminal Justice, B.S.

Required courses

Core (30 credits)

Electives (24 credits)

Select nine credits from both the System Electives and Issues in Criminal Justice Electives, and six credits from the Professional Development in Criminal Justice Electives. Total 24 credits.

System Electives – 9 Credits

At least nine (9) credits of the following, at least six (6) credits must be earned at the 3000-4000 level.

Issues in Criminal Justice Electives – 9 Credits

At least nine (9) credits of the following, at least six (6) credits must be earned at the 3000-4000 level. At least three (3) credits must be from a CRJ course.

Professional Development in Criminal Justice Electives – 6 Credits

Choose six (6) credits:

 

Articulation Agreements with Enforcement Academies

Vermont Police Academy — Lyndon has articulation agreements with the Vermont Police Academy. Graduates of the academy can have 12 credits waived toward their LSC Criminal Justice degree.

Vermont Correctional Academy — Graduates of this academy can waive up to 9 credits toward a LSC Criminal Justice degree.

Contact

Admissions Office
admissions@lyndonstate.edu
Vail 305
1-800-225-1998