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Southwest University is an accredited distance learning university and offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in a host of professional fields including criminal justice, organizational management and business administration.

The Criminal Justice Program at Southwest is a 60 semester hour program with classes in police operations, victimology and forensic science. Transfer students should take note that Southwest requires at least half of the classes to be completed at Southwest.

Southwest University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in marketing is a 120 semester hour course that offers classes in accounting, global marketing and public speaking. Upon completion, students who wish to continue their business studies may enroll in the school’s graduate degree program.

Southwest also offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in leadership and management. The program is 120 semester hours and offers classes in management, human relations at work and building customer service. There is also an associate’s degree in business that is 60 semester hours.

Along the same lines, Southwest offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management. The degree is also 120 semester hours long and offers courses in basic communication technologies and human relations at work.

The Masters of Arts in Organizational Management offers courses in human resource strategic issues, management in the 21st century and human relations.

Southwest University presents its classes with a textbook and study guide to optimize the distance learning education model. Southwest University will also provide a free evaluation for any of the degree programs students may choose.

Southwest University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council and is licensed as an institution of higher learning by the State of Louisiana Board of Regents.


Potential students must fill out an application form (online or through postal mail) and pay a non-refundable application fee. Applicants must provide their transcripts and also documentation of any successfully completed training programs, along with a copy of their current resume.

Financial Aid

Southwest University offers monthly payment plans that are flexible. Southwest also will accommodate tuition reimbursement plans provided by a student’s employer.

Military personnel and veterans are also eligible for tuition assistance as well as DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) benefits.

Applicants are encouraged to review the student withdraw/refund policy before signing up for classes at Southwest University.


Student Services include an online bookstore and an online library that has volumes of resources for all degrees with links to other libraries. The school also furnishes the students with an I.D card that may get them discounts at major entertainment hot spots. Southwest also offers students the chance to receive school merchandise such as T-shirts and polos at a discounted rate.

Students with a 3.51 or higher GPA may be entered into the Honor Society. Members will receive a personalized certificate upon graduation.

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2200 Veterans Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
p. (800) 433-5923

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