School of Social Sciences and Applied Programs

With degrees and certificates ranging from Criminal Justice and Homeland Security to Pre-Law and History, we have something for everyone.


Scholarship Information

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The School of Social Sciences and Applied Programs is excited to offer you undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in Criminal Justice, Unified Public Safety Administration, Homeland Security, History, Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies, Remote Systems Science & Technology, as well as Global Security and Intelligence. Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you to create the degree plan that is right for you!

NSU selected as one of The Best Online Bachelor's in Law Enforcement programs for 2018!

NSU Paralegal Program Selected as Best Value for 2017!

NSU Law Enforcement Program Selected as Best Value for 2017!

NSU Selected as one of the Best Online Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Programs for 2017!

NSU Admissions is the department on campus that schedules tours of the campus, online admissions, and answers general questions about applying to Northwestern State University.
The Office of Admissions has prepared an outline for detailed instructions on How to Apply.

Follow the “Online Admissions” link at NSU Admissions to establish your admissions account.  You can create your account, apply to NSU, and review your activity as it relates to your admission.

This account is only for admission, and once you are accepted, does not apply to registration, financial aid, or other on-campus activities.

The Office of the Registrar has prepared a website for Tuition and Fees featuring a Cost of Attendance Calculator.

The NSU Financial Aid Office web site answers many questions about the financial aid process, what types of financial aid are available, and how to apply for financial aid.
The University Registrar list all courses in the University Catalog, under “University Catalogs”.
A list of current textbooks in use is located on our Current Students page. You may also find your course syllabus by going to eNSU’s Course Offerings, clicking on the semester, and then ‘Details’.
Books are available at the NSU Bookstore
Resources for using Moodle, NSU’s Online Learning Management System are located at the Student Help Desk, and through eNSU.
Students who complete a baccalaureate degree may wish to continue their education.  If you are interested in a Graduate Degree, please visit the NSU Graduate School  website.  This website contains information on the application process, course checklists, course descriptions, and requirements for graduate studies.
Full-time law enforcement or public safety officers, which include firemen and EMS personnel, are eligible for a fee reduction for a portion of tuition (up to 6 hours).  Out-of-state students who are enrolled in no more than six hours of course taken via the Internet and not enrolled in on-campus classes are exempt from paying out-of-state fees.  For more details or to download the application, please visit our Fee Reduction and Scholarships page.
International Journal of Criminal Justice
Contact Us

School of Social Sciences and Applied Programs
Room 105, Kyser Hall
Phone: 318-357-6967
Fax: 318-357-6966

Mailing Address:
School of Social Sciences and Applied Programs
P.O. Box 5273
Natchitoches, LA 71497