Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

  • 64 schools offering criminal justice degrees in Georgia are in our database. (see below)
  • 37 offer associate’s degrees or certificates, 18 of them offer bachelor’s degrees and above, 9 offer a mix of bachelor’s and master’s and 1 that offers up to a PHD
  • We found no schools in Georgia ranked in US News and World Reports that have a criminal justice program
  • According to Kiplinger’s, Georgia has 3 universities ranked in the top 100 for “Values in Public Colleges”, #9 University of Georgia, Athens, GA; #37 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and #94 North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, GA
  • 10 campus-based and online schools in Georgia are available for requesting information.

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Profiles of Well Known Schools in Georgia

Georgia State University: Georgia State University offers bachelors, masters and doctorate programs through its Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, which has more than 560 students. Advanced degree students that wish to shorten the time it takes to transition can enroll in the Joint M.S./PhD Program. The department administers two academic journals, the Criminal Justice Review and the International Criminal Justice Review. Researchers that wish to narrow their scope can collaborate with GSU’s Crime and Prevention Policy Initiative, an interdisciplinary group that is committed to investigating the contributors and outcomes of rules and procedures used to address criminal activity. This group has partnerships with multiple councils and agencies such as the Atlanta Police Department Crime Analysis Unit.

University of Georgia: The University of Georgia has the interdisciplinary AB Degree in Criminal Justice, which draws faculty and courses from the School of Public and International Affairs and multiple departments within the College of Arts and Sciences. The faculty include professors and instructors of law, history, political science, psychology, sociology, economics, medicine, and computer science. Criminal Justice students have access to three different scholarships as well as the Criminal Justice Studies Fund, which is used to cover the costs of hosting seminars, speakers or research projects. There are two student organizations for criminal justice majors, The CJ Society and Alpha Phi Sigma, through which students can network and participate in activities that are suitable for their course of study.

Kennesaw State University: Students at Kennesaw State University can pursue a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science in Criminal Justice within the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Upper level undergraduate courses range from Research Methods in Criminal Justice to Police in America. Students actively participate in internship and study abroad programs, the latter of which are hosted in Ghana, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand. The faculty of this department have done groundbreaking research in the field on such focuses as methamphetamine use in the suburbs, immigration, homelessness, law enforcement, and computer crimes. Graduate students can enjoy the flexibility of having face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.

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Georgia Criminal Justice Salary and Jobs

Occupation Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Correctional Officers and Jailers 16,590 $29,790
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 4,560 $57,690
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4,040 $58,060
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 19,970 $38,240

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

Georgia Criminal Justice Degrees

Georgia criminal justice degreesRight now, the Georgia Department of Corrections is looking to hire a number of Correctional Officers and offer them a generous benefit package. An associate’s degree or higher in criminal justice is strongly preferred for this position. The Department of Public Safety pays patrol troopers a starting wage of $35,741 and prefers applicants with at least 90 quarter hours of collegiate work.4

The federal government is looking for qualified individuals for a number of positions. Atlanta’s airport is one of the busiest in the world and requires qualified individuals to staff TSA positions. In addition, the FBI is also active in the state of Georgia and requires trained professionals to staff a number of positions. The Bureau of Prisons also hires for their facilities in McRae, Jesup, Glynco and Atlanta.

Projected to be one of the fastest growing states in the country, Georgia is home to a number of major corporations and one of the country’s fastest growing cities. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the violent crime rate is 389.9 per 100,000 people as of 2010 in the state.1 Highly skilled criminal justice graduates are needed to help improve public safety.

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Respected leaders who have graduated from universities in Georgia

  • Atlanta Police Chief George N Turner- Saint Leo University, Atlanta, GA
  • Savannah Chief of Police Willie Lovett – Savannah State University, Savannah, GA
  • Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren – Kennesaw State, GA
  • DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas E. Brown- Brenau University, Brenau, GA
Police Quote: “One of the biggest skills I see lacking in young people wanting to get into law enforcement is their communication skills. If you’re going to get into the field of law enforcement, you need to talk to anybody, anytime, at any place. I see young officers coming in who are very uncomfortable talking to people and this is a people business. You have to have great communication skills. On the college side, there are some great programs under communications, to become good at it. If you’re a good communicator, no matter what job you do in law enforcement, you’re going to be very successful.” -Gary Killam Director St. John’s River State College Criminal Justice Center

Urban policing is also a strong source of job openings in Georgia. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police accept applications on an open, rolling basis and offers a starting salary of $34,115 and an additional $2654 bonus for a four-year degree.2 The Atlanta Police Department is also hiring, and also offers a differential for applicants with a college degree. The average annual salary of police and patrol officers is $39,450.3

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Georgia’s Criminal Justice Employment Outlook 5, 6, 7, 8

At the start of 2012, Georgia’s unemployment has fallen slightly to 9.7%, which is 1.2 points over national average, and it will regain prior peak employment levels by Q2 2014. Government related employment, which is a good proxy for Georgia criminal justice jobs, has average prospects with prior peak employment levels reached by Q2 2014 but with excellent growth beyond. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ State Occupational Projections system project annual criminal justice and paralegal openings in Georgia as follows: Police and Sheriff patrol (700 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degrees), Correctional Officers (725 annual openings / 60% of individuals in these positions have some college or a bachelor’s degrees), Detectives / Investigators / Forensic Techs (180 openings per year) and Paralegals (325 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or bachelor’s degrees). According to a 24/7 Wall St report, Georgia’s state budget has improved relative to 2009 by a lot of cuts and freezes on many programs and state benefits along with fee increases. We suggest requesting free information from several Georgia criminal schools to best understand your education options.

Online and Georgia Criminal Justice Schools

If you are interested learning more about a Georgia criminal justice degree we recommend the following accredited campus-based and online criminal justice programs for students interested in pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the growing field of criminal justice.

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University of Phoenix
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration/Human Services for Criminal Justice
  • B.S in Criminal Justice Administration/Cybercrimes

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Keiser University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice, AA (Online)
  • Criminal Justice, BA (Online)
  • Homeland Security, BA (Online)

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Keiser University Campus
Campuses: 1Tallahassee
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice, BA
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security
  • Criminal Justice, MA

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Walden University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership-Advanced
  • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education-Advanced
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Crime and Criminals

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Kent State University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Victimology
  • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Corrections
  • Master's - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Police

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Keiser University Graduate School
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice, MA (Online)

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Liberty University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Criminal Justice
  • Masters in Criminal Justice: Command College

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Colorado Technical University Online
Campuses: 1Colorado Springs
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    Capella University
    Campuses: 1Online
    Popular Degrees:

    • MS - Criminal Justice
    • PhD - Criminal Justice
    • BS - Criminal Justice

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    Chattanooga College
    Campuses: 1Chattanooga
    Popular Degrees:

    • Criminal Justice


    Tip: If you don’t live near a campus-based school that offers a program of interest, consider an online degree or a university in an adjacent state (Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida).

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    Student Review: “During my attendance at University of Phoenix online I had a fairly good experience. I felt as if I was sometimes discriminated against when being placed in groups. Other than that I enjoyed my professors, classmates, and learning structures. One thing I would change about this program is the ability for criminal justice students to participate in hands-on tactical training and report writing. I think the program would improve a graduate’s chances of being hired if the hands-on portion of policing and security were included. I also tried to join the criminal justice program groups but it was limited to a certain number of people and a certain grade point average. I did enjoy working independently and at my own pace. This allowed me to continue living a normal life with family, friends, and work. Overall University of Phoenix is an acceptable school, but as with anyone or anything change would become a great benefit.” -Student at University of Phoenix
    Student Review: “As a full time employee, husband, and father, going to college felt like something I would never be able to have time for or afford. That is until I found Kaplan University. My experience at Kaplan University was nothing less than professional, with maximum comfort and a schedule that is completely up to you! The courses I had taken were all online, even the books were located online, which meant no hassling with big expensive books or having to leave the comfort of your home to sit in a classroom for an hour, all at an affordable price. Not only did we have access to our professors’ cell phone and email for questions or concerns, but, there was a full staff of techs to help us with every technical need and tutors who worked 7 days a week to help tutor and mentor us. And, we had complete access to an online library that had all the resources we needed. All my professors were very knowledgeable, with most of them currently employed in the justice system, and helped us just as much as they challenged us. The professors also challenged us to actively look for job openings while attending classes and to discuss with and learn from the other students. We were required to be involved in the discussion boards with our fellow students which really helped us to bond as a class and make new friends from all over the country. That’s something you normally wouldn’t find in an on-campus college. Now, after receiving a job in Law Enforcement, I can honestly say that my experiences have made me a better employee, citizen, husband, and above all a better father.” -student at Kaplan University (Criminal Justice)

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    Directory of Georgia Universities Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

    Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Albany State University (Albany, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Albany Technical College (Albany, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Law Enforcement
    Certificate | Private Security
    Diploma | Law Enforcement

    Altamaha Technical College (Jesup, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Specialist
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    American Intercontinental University (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice | Forensic Science

    Andrew College (Cuthbert, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice

    Armstrong Atlantic State University (Savannah, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice | Corrections
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement
    Bachelor of Arts | Law and Society
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Cyber Security Institute
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Augusta State University (Augusta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “Augusta State University is a school that is very capable of leading a willing student to success. Class sizes are very small, and many professors treat their students as individuals. Extracurricular activities are very high in number, as are the opportunities to join them. However, I do feel this school lacks an amount of “school spirit” that prevents it from feeling like a true college.” -Zachary S., student at Augusta State University

    Augusta Technical College (Augusta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Technical Certificate | Legal Office Assistant

    Bainbridge College (Bainbridge, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Law Enforcement Management
    Certificate | Law Enforcement Practitioner

    Bauder College (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Brenau University (Gainesville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies

    Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Certificate | Court Reporting

    Brown Mackie College (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Business | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    Central Georgia Technical College (Macon, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Chattahoochee Technical College (Jasper, GA; Marietta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Management
    Associate of Applied Science | Homeland Security
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Supervisor
    Certificate | Juvenile Justice Specialist
    Diploma | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Emergency Management
    Diploma | Homeland Security

    Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Master of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Legal Studies

    College of Coastal Georgia (Brunswick, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice

    Columbus State University (Columbus, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Criminal Justice

    Dalton State College (Dalton, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Darton College (Albany, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Homeland Security

    Dekalb Technical College (Clarkston, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Information Security Specialist
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Basic Law Enforcement
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Crime Scene Technician
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Criminal Justice Technology
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Information Security Specialist

    East Central Technical College (Fitzgerald, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology (online program)
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Criminal Justice Specialist

    Flint River Technical College (Thomaston, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Arts (online program) | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Gainesville State College (Oakwood, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “To be completely honest, GSC is a great school to come get your basic core classes taken. The classes are not very difficult to pass as long as you actually apply yourself. The campus staff are very friendly and a lot of them are actually students trying to make extra money on the side. The only down side is that they need more study rooms. And to make some for just individual people, rather than only groups. Some people prefer the silence and enclosed space of the rooms and do not appreciate it when a group of two comes along and decides to kick you out to have personal laptop time.” -Kayla V., student at Gainesville State College

    Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Georgia Military College (Columbus, GA; Martinez, GA; Milledgeville, GA;
    Union City, GA; Valdosta, GA; Warner Robins, GA)

    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Homeland Security

    Georgia Northwestern Technical College (Rock Spring, GA; Rome, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice/Safety Services
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Crime Scene Investigation
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Records Tech
    Certificate | Criminal Justice/Safety Services
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Georgia Perimeter College (Decatur, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “I had a great experience studying criminal justice at Georgia Perimeter College. I feel as if I’ve learned a lot of valuable information that has helped me in my job search and my career as I now work in law enforcement. I feel that the courses I took gave me a great backbone of knowledge that have helped me to become a great officer with a lot of knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed the practical portions of some courses which allowed us to participate in studies and programs related to our fields of interest. I think it would have improved my experience if the college would provide more resources for internships and job training.” -Justin V., student at Georgia Perimeter College

    Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Information Technology and the Administration of Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Justice Studies

    Student Review: ” This once agricultural university is nestled in the sandy swamps of South Georgia. This school has more than 20,000 students, making Statesboro, GA a college town. The college has a great athletic center. There is an outdoor pool with basketball goals. There is an indoor gym with a gymnastic room, rock climbing wall, weight room, smoothie bar, sauna, indoor Olympic size pool, and hot tub. The University is also building a new science education department. There is also a 24 hour tennis court with id access. There are new dorms with internet access and food courts in them. I hope that the university buys an electron scanning microscope that students can use for research projects and opens a research greenhouse so that this rural area school can compete with UGA since they are in different growing zones.” -Tyleen S., student at University of South Georgia

    Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Crime and Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Legal Issues
    Graduate Certificate | Disaster Management
    Master of Public Administraton | Criminal Justice
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice
    PhD | Criminal Justice and Criminology

    Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Cyber Crime Specialist
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Heart of Georgia Technical College (Dublin, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Criminal Justice Supervisor
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Criminal Justice Technician

    Herzing University (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security and Public Safety
    Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security and Public Safety/Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security and Public Safety/Emergency Medical Technology (online program)

    ITT Technical Institute (Atlanta, GA; Duluth, GA; Kennesaw, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)

    Iverson Business School (Atlanta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Certificate | Court Reporting
    Certificate | Legal Assistant

    Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Information Security and Assurance
    Graduate Certificate | Information Security and Assurance
    Minor | Criminology

    Student Review: “Kennesaw State University is a school that has grown very quickly over the last 10 years. Because of this fact, I feel that they have taken on too many students way too quickly. If there is a service I need on campus, it takes a long time for them to fulfill it, since they seem to have too much of a workload for them to handle with the student population increasing. They take on more and more students every semester, yet they do not accommodate for it by increasing the amount of parking available either. Campus life is improving, but it is not that great either, but that is mostly because there is a high amount of commuter students. Overall, I like the school, but I think the biggest factor for that is because the classrooms are not too large for my major classes, so I feel like I can really interact with my professors and peers. After all, the most important value of a college campus should be the quality of the education, and I think that is the strongest feature of Kennesaw State University.” -Kyle M., student at Kennesaw State University
    Student Review: “Kennesaw State University is an excellent school. I’ve transferred twice before and I’ve never experienced such a well rounded school. The professors are really about helping their students succeed and it shows. They did a great job selecting the professors who are there because every professor I’ve encountered we’re all very approachable and that’s rare at some universities. I’ve been able to meet with some of my professors to discuss my grades in some classes even if they didn’t have the time, they made time to speak with me. They were all so encouraging when I thought I wasn’t going to do well or as well as I wanted, they encouraged me to do what I needed to do to get what I wanted. The school is absolutely beautiful and they have a lot of activities during the school year. You get a fun atmosphere and place that teaches you what you need to know at the same time. Excellent school to attend so I would recommend it.” -Lawanda B., student at Kennesaw State University

    Lanier Technical College (Oakwood, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice Technician
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Specialist (online program)
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technician (online program)
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technician (online program)

    Lincoln College of Technology (Marietta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Certificate | Criminal Justice

    Macon State College (Macon, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice

    Mercer University (Macon, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Public Safety

    Student Review: “Mercer University is a very beautiful campus. Where the university stands is a series of small, rolling hills, so looking out at the campus you can see rolling green hills. Aside from the scenery, the campus is pretty awesome with a few exceptions. The buildings are all in very good condition and there’s wheelchair access to most of the buildings. I studied English there and all the professors I had were very excellent. Once you finish taking the required courses and can take the more specific classes to your course of study, the classes are quite small especially considering the large size of the campus. As an added perk, the cafeteria on campus has an excellent, wide-range of choices and if cafeteria food just won’t do it, there is a cafe area where there are franchise restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Pizza Hut that you can buy from right on campus.” -Jolinda P., student at Mercer University

    Moultrie Technical College (Moultrie, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Law Enforcement
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    North Georgia College & State University (Dahlonega, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Forensics
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    North Georgia Technical College (Clarkesville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate Degree | Forensic Science Technology
    Certificate | Basic Law Enforcement
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Specialist
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Forensic Science Technology

    Okefenokee Technical College (Waycross, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    Piedmont College (Demorest, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

    Reinhardt College (Waleska, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Public Safety

    Savannah State University (Savannah, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Arts | Public Administration
    Master of Public Administraton | Public Administration

    Savannah Technical College (Savannah, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice
    Technical Certificate of Credit | Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Shorter University (Rome, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    South Georgia Technical College (Americus, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
    Certificate | Criminal Justice
    Diploma | Criminal Justice

    South University (Savannah, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Corrections (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Crime Scene Investigation
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Cyber Crime
    Bachelor of Science | Juvenile Justice
    Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Legal Studies
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Southeast Technical Institute (Vidalia, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement

    Southern Crescent Technical College (Griffin, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice Technology
    Associate Degree | Forensic Science Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Forensic Science Technology

    Southwest Georgia Technical College (Thomasville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Crime Scene Investigation
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Law Enforcement
    Diploma | Criminal Justice (online program)

    Swainsboro Technical College (Swainsboro, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Law Enforcement Technician
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    Thomas University (Thomasville, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Science | Law Enforcement (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

    Student Review: “UGA is a great school to go to. While at first it may seem like all people do is party, there are a lot of different events going on there at all times. If you like something, there is probably a club for it. The teachers care a lot about their subject and their students. Also, it is one of the best educations you can get for that much money. It is impossible to talk about the typical UGA student because they come from all different walks of life, and have different interests, which is one of the great things about student life here. If you want to get a great education, have fun, and save money, UGA is the school for you.” -Rebecca B., student at University of Georgia

    University of Phoenix (Columbus, GA; Dunwoody, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Administration
    Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Administration (online program)
    Bachelor of Science | Organizational Security and Management
    Bachelor of Science | Organizational Security and Management (online program)
    Master of Science | Administration of Justice (online program)
    Master of Science | Administration of Justice and Security (online program)
    Masters Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)

    Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
    Bachelor of Arts | Legal Assistant Studies
    Master of Science | Criminal Justice

    Valdosta Technical College (Valdosta, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Diploma | Criminal Justice Technology

    West Georgia Technical College (LaGrange, GA; Waco, GA)
    Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
    Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Technology
    Certificate | Crime Scene Investigation
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Records Tech
    Certificate | Criminal Justice Technician
    Certificate | Law Enforcement Technician
    Certificate | Public Safety
    Diploma | Criminal Justice
    Professional Certificate | Crime Scene Investigation Technician
    Professional Certificate | Criminal Justice Records Technician
    Professional Certificate | Criminal Justice Technician
    Professional Certificate | Law Enforcement Technician
    Professional Certificate | Public Safety

    References:
    (1) Georgia Bureau of Investigation: http://gbi.georgia.gov/00/channel_modifieddate/0,2096,67862954_87981396,00.html
    (2) Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department: http://scmpd.org/
    (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_GA.htm
    (4) Georgia Department of Public Safety: http://dps.georgia.gov/benefits-0
    (5) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/lau/ see state on page for current unemployment rate
    (6) USA TODAY/Moody’s Analytics/BLS: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobs-growth-graphic_N.htm
    (7) Bureau of Labor Statistics’ State Occupational Projections: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
    (7) 24/7 Wall St: http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/11/21/the-best-and-worst-run-states-in-america-a-survey-of-all-50-2/

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