The multidisciplinary criminal justice curriculum is designed to familiarize students with the complex nature of the American criminal justice system. The program offers a broad mix of courses that prepare students for academic and professional success in the context of a strong liberal arts education. An integral component of the criminal justice program at McNeese is experiential learning. For example, students have the opportunity to complete up to three different internships at a social science related agency.
The liberal arts orientation of the program prepares students for graduate level work in criminology and criminal justice, and for careers at the local, state, and federal levels in law enforcement, corrections, and court-related agencies. Furthermore, adult learners now have the ability to complete their CJUS degrees online and in an accelerated format (see Matthew Welsh, Coordinator of Adult Learning and Retention, (337) 562-4220). The criminal justice faculty include: Gregory Clark (Coordinator), David Armstrong, Carol Campbell, Billy Turner (SOSC Department Head), Steve Thompson, David Green (visiting lecturer), and Vi Kohrs (visiting lecturer).