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B.S. in Criminal Justice| Degree Completion Program

Program Description

Designed for Los Angeles law enforcement personnel and offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program is a 60-unit degree completion program focused on the practical application of theory and research to policy and practice. Students will gain an understanding of key criminal and legal issues facing contemporary urban society and respect for racial, ethnic, cultural and gender diversity.
By incorporating a multidisciplinary social, behavioral and natural science approach to undergraduate study, the program encourages the development of effective analytical and problem-solving skills, equipping professionals with the intellectual capacity necessary for a variety of positions in criminal justice.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is currently only available to sworn personnel of the following Los Angeles law enforcement agencies:
  • The Los Angeles Police Department
  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • The Los Angeles County Probation Department
The program is designed for criminal justice professionals who have completed lower division general education requirements and are motivated to complete their degree for professional advancement and personal growth.

Tuition & Fees

Cost per Unit $425
Total Program Cost $24,300
*Total program cost includes administrative fee for CRIM 4950 - Professional Training Portfolio $1,350.

Financial Assistance

Learn more about financial assistance opportunities for this program.


To be considered for admission into the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in Criminal Justice, applicants must be sworn personnel of one of the Los Angeles law enforcement agencies listed below. Applicants must also have completed 60 lower division general education units in addition to courses equivalent to the following:
CRIM 1010: Introduction to Administration of Justice
CRIM 1260: Concepts of Criminal Law
CRIM 2010: Correctional Systems
CRIM 2020: Police and Society
CRIM 2030: Judicial Organization
Applicable Los Angeles Law Enforcement Agencies:
  • The Los Angeles Police Department
  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • The Los Angeles County Probation Department
Transferring courses from a California Community College:
Applicants who completed coursework at California community colleges are strongly urged to complete a GE Certification Plan and/or consult with their college transfer counselor regarding meeting the California State University (CSU) admission requirements for upper-division transfer admission. “Certification” is the official notification from a California community college or another CSU campus that a transfer student has completed courses fulfilling lower-division General Education requirements.
Students may transfer a maximum of 70 semester units. If you have additional units, you may not receive unit credit, but course credit may still be offered.
To view transferable general education courses as well as equivalent Criminal Justice courses required for admission, please visit
For Students Who Are Not GE Certified or Do Not Possess an AA-T or AS-T Degree:
Verification that prior coursework fulfills Cal State LA’s lower-division General Education requirements will not officially be made until the conclusion of students’ first semester. Please note that students who are found to be missing General Education requirements during this verification process must complete all missing GE coursework at a Community College or other institution before they can earn the baccalaureate degree. Please contact us at if you’d like to speak to someone for an unofficial evaluation of your prior college coursework.
Important Note: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.

To Apply/Application Deadline

To Apply:
1. Submit your Program Application | Program Application Deadline: April 15, 2017.
2. Program applications will be reviewed by faculty. Qualified applicants will then be invited to submit a University Application. Applicants who are invited to apply to the university will have until May 31, 2017 to submit their application AND official transcripts.
For questions about program content or prior criminal justice coursework not listed on, please contact Professor Lisa Graziano.


Qualified applicants should submit all Official Transcripts to:
Cal State LA Downtown – Criminal Justice
5151 State University Drive, Golden Eagle Room 215
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8619