The Southern University System has a diverse enrollment and is a leader in graduate
and undergraduate level education through quality four-year, graduate, professional,
and research programs among its five Louisiana campuses. Southern University is
among the top producers of diverse graduates in combined disciplines of engineering,
technology, business, computer science, nursing, and mathematics. Widespread accomplishments
of Southern University faculty and alumni have positively impacted society at every
With a strong foundation, a proven record of achievement, and a fresh vision for
the future, Southern University's charge to advance the mission of its founders'
remains at the heart of our administrators, faculty, students, and alumni.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
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
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.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)
Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
The Online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. This program
is designed specifically for those who already have professional and public sector
experience, who are striving for a higher level of education which may provide more
opportunities to grow, to work and serve in the public sector.
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.
Applicants must have at least five years of professional/managerial experience (middle-to-upper
level managerial experience), with at least three years in the public sector (government
and/or non-profit organization). 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,
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Speak with an admissions advisor by calling 866-895-8019
Southern University Facts
A historically black college located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Baton Rouge
campus is located on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern
section of the City of Baton Rouge. The city parish has a population of more than
500,000 and serves as a cultural, political, educational, and industrial center
for South Louisiana. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an agricultural experimental
station on an additional 372-acre site, located five miles north of the main campus.
More facts can be found at http://www.subr.edu/