Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice and probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories, and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, students will demonstrate mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum, demonstrate the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice, demonstrate an understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing, demonstrate an understanding of academic and professional research and scholarship and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical values in the criminal justice field.

TAP Eligible for University System of Georgia employees.

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Area A-E (42 Hours)
Area F (18 Hours)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2100 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CRJU 2200 The Judicial Process 3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish (Available at Home Institution) 3
Select 6 hrs from the following:  
CSCI 1000 Computer Fundamentals (Available at Home Institution) 3
SOCI 1160 Intro to Social Problems (Available at Home Institution) 3
POLS 2201 State and Local Government (Available at Home Institution) 3
Required Upper Division CJ Courses (21 Hours)
Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 3100 Criminal Law 3
CRJU 3110 Criminal Procedures 3
CRJU 3200 Criminology 3
CRJU 3300 Corrections 3
CRJU 3700 - CPL Eligible Research Methodology 3
CRJU 4700 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 4800 Senior Capstone 3
Choose 13 Courses (39 Hours)

An optional concentration in law enforcement can be completed by choosing 30 hours from the courses designated with an (*) asterisk

Course Course Title Hours
CRJU 3250 Crime and Media 3
CRJU 3350 - CPL Eligible Drugs in America *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3400 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3500 Criminal Investigations *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3501 - CPL Eligible Criminal Investigations II *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3600 Criminal Justice Administration *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3710 Special Topics in Criminal Justice *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3800 Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice *required for concentration 3
CRJU 3810 - CPL Eligible Victimology *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4000 Internship in Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 4110 Law of Criminal Evidence *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4200 Profiling Serial Offenders *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4210 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4300 Community Corrections *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4350 - CPL Eligible Family Violence *required for concentration 3
CRJU 4500 - CPL Eligible Management of Forensics 3
CRJU 4600 - CPL Eligible Police Problems and Practices *required for concentration 3
POLS 3100 - CPL Eligible Constitutional Law 3
PSYC 3850 - CPL Eligible Forensic Psychology 3
SOCI 3800 Development of Criminal Behavior 3