SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AND A&M COLLEGE SYSTEM ONLINE
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program prepares students for careers in the sub-agencies of the criminal justice system and for continued education in professional and graduate schools. National and international themes related to contemporary challenges to the police, courts, and corrections are among those studied and explored in theory and in practice through a diverse curriculum.
The Criminal Justice Program seeks to educate students in the skills required for a successful professional career. These skills include: critic thinking, the ability to communicate thoughts effectively in oral and written form, research methods, statistical and data analysis, and computer technology. In addition, the program teaches students to use ethical behavior in applying the knowledge acquired to factual situations and problems.
The Online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree is housed within the Southern University Baton Rouge, Department of Public Administration, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
An EMPA applicant must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 2.7 cumulative undergraduate G.P.A., though a G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred. A recommended GRE score of 700+ (old score) or at least scoring in the 40th percentile on both quantitative and verbal (new score) is required.Applicants must have at least three years of professional/ managerial experience (middle-to-upper level managerial experience) in the public sector (government and/or non-profit organization), of which one year in a managerial capacity in the private sector can be accepted. Middle-to-upper level managerial experience includes public sector and non-profit related experience positions such as, but not limited to, directors, assistant directors, high-level technical staff, senior managers, project/program managers.