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The BSAS in Criminal Justice degree program is designed for those students who have completed an associate degree in criminal justice or have significant amount of criminal justice coursework. The goal of the BSAS program is to provide advanced educational opportunities beyond the technical scope of the student’s associate degree. The program provides students with additional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will enhance their career mobility in the criminal justice field. In addition, the degree program allows students to pursue further education at the graduate level. The program is based on a two-plus-two concept where the associate degree courses provide the technical education for the first two years of the baccalaureate degree program. The plus-two component consists of additional criminal justice core courses, a selection of multi-disciplinary courses, and general University requirements. The general education courses can all be LCCC courses.

All criminal justice department full-time faculty possess terminal degrees in their respective areas of expertise. Faculty interests include criminology, juvenile delinquency, juvenile violence, police management, correctional counseling, judicial processes, legal research, criminal law and procedure, crime prevention, victimology, research methods and statistics, and computer applications in criminal justice. The faculty strives to keep abreast of developments in their specialty areas through continuous study and research as well as through consulting and other interaction with public agencies, private sector entities, and the community.

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Parallel LCCC Programs


Admission Requirements

Students who wish to transfer to Youngstown State University to complete the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Criminal Justice must be in good standing with at least a 2.0 or higher accumulated grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those students with less than 2.0 may be considered under probationary conditions.  A completed Youngstown State University Undergraduate Admission Application must be submitted.  A non-refundable fee is required of first-time applicants. Applicants must also submit all official credentials (high school transcripts or official GED test results, and transcripts of all previous undergraduate education college work) directly to Undergraduate Admissions, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555-0001. YSU applications may be obtained online


Program Admission Requirements

Students should have completed or be near completion of an associate degree in criminal justice.

Prospective students should email any questions to or call (330) 941-1820.

 Please complete the following form so we may complete an unofficial/pre-evaluation of your transfer credit.  In addition to completing this request, you should email an electric copy of your transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended to .

Evaluation Request:

Program Evaluation Request


Tuition and Fee Schedule

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please contact the Youngstown State University Bursar’s Office at (330) 941-3313 or refer to the website.