Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Criminal Law

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 20.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
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


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 20.0 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 into the Master of Legal Studies program prior to completing their certificate and apply all earned credits toward the Master of Legal Studies.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Graduate Certificate in Criminal Law website.

Program Requirements

LSTU 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
LSTU 630Corrections Law4.0
LSTU 631Criminal Law4.0
LSTU 632Criminal Procedure: Investigations4.0
Total Credits20.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year (Part-Time)
LSTU 6304.0LSTU 6314.0LSTU 6324.0VACATION
 4 4 4 0
Second Year (Part-Time)
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0  
 4 4  
Total Credits 20
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