Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Criminal Law

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 15.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Semester
Expected Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 45.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3041


*Note: This program is now being offered on the quarter schedule only.  Please refer to the Criminal Law (Certificate)- Quarter Calendar program.

About the Program

The certificate in Criminal Law is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree program designed for individuals to develop and improve career-related skills in the diverse fields that relate to criminal law, such as law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, social work, immigration and customs, and the military. The program includes a core of legal compliance and risk assessment classes and study of central issues in criminal law.
Admission Requirements
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools attended)
  • Resume
  • Additional requirements for international students

This program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis and requires 15.0 semester credits. Students usually finish this program in 1.5 years. If a student needs to decelerate, they should not exceed 2.5 years. Students may apply for transfer in to the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate, and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Program Requirements

LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
LAW 558SCriminal Law3.0
LAW 670SCriminal Procedure: Investigations3.0
LSTU 530SCorrections Law3.0
LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
Total Credits15.0

Sample Plan of Study 

First Year
LSTU 507S3.0LAW 670S3.0
LAW 558S3.0LSTU 501S3.0
 6 6
Second Year
LSTU 530S3.0 
Total Credits 15