What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in four years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The deadlines for submitting applications for the CRJU internship course are listed below.  All students should review the online CRJU internship page.

Fall:  February 15
Spring:  May 15
Summer:  September 15

Note: If the 15th falls on a weekend, the application deadline will be extended to the first Monday of the following week.

Georgia State Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Criminal Justice – Crime and Justice Concentration, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program focuses on the study of the criminal justice system and its component parts, as well as the causes and consequences of crime. The degree program stresses an integrated view of the criminal justice system, highlighting relationships among system components in service provision and how the justice system influences and is influenced by other societal institutions. The curriculum provides students with a theoretical knowledge base in studies of crime and criminal justice, focusing on examining the system and its parts, as well as the roles of victims and offenders. The curriculum also provides students with a liberal arts education that focuses on basic skills, such as the abilities to read critically, write clearly, speak effectively and think analytically. The curriculum is broadly structured to meet the academic needs of pre-professional students, those already employed in the wide range of agencies that compose the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and those pursuing graduate education.

Criminal Justice – Crime and Justice Concentration, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program focuses on the study of the criminal justice system and its component parts, as well as the causes and consequences of crime. The degree program stresses an integrated view of the criminal justice system, highlighting relationships among system components in service provision and how the justice system influences and is influenced by other societal institutions. The curriculum provides students with a theoretical knowledge base in studies of crime and criminal justice, focusing on examining the system and its parts, as well as the roles of victims and offenders. The curriculum also provides students with a liberal arts education that focuses on basic skills, such as the abilities to read critically, write clearly, speak effectively and think analytically. The curriculum is broadly structured to meet the academic needs of pre-professional students, those already employed in the wide range of agencies that compose the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and those pursuing graduate education.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in four years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

The deadlines for submitting applications for the CRJU internship course are listed below.  All students should review the online CRJU internship page.

Fall:  February 15
Spring:  May 15
Summer:  September 15

Note: If the 15th falls on a weekend, the application deadline will be extended to the first Monday of the following week.

Georgia State Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Careers

Graduates of the B.S. CRJU program have gone on to work for the GBI, FBI, DEA, ATF, Homeland Security, police departments, MARTA and corporate, private and cyber security, and they’ve attended and graduated from law schools across the country.  Many of our graduates have become border patrol agents, crime prevention specialists, correctional officers, criminal investigators, criminal law paralegals, drug enforcement agents, federal air marshals, etc.

Program Details

If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application. Find out more about applying.

International students: International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.); students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States; students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card; or students who have been educated outside of the U.S. Learn more about the application process.

Transfer students: If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. View the details.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology emphasizes issues of crime and justice occurring in urban environments from a multicultural, interdisciplinary perspective to inform science, policy and practice.  The department produces students who are critical and ethical thinkers, knowledgeable about the issues of crime and justice, and prepared for leadership positions in public and private criminal justice.

This program features two predominant divisions with nine separate areas. The lower division provides the student with a sound liberal arts experience. This division includes courses in the humanities, mathematics and the natural sciences, the social sciences and selected elective courses that are particularly appropriate to the field of criminal justice. Courses taken in the lower division are at the freshman and sophomore levels. The upper division provides the student with a depth and breadth of knowledge related to criminal justice. Courses in the upper division are usually at the junior and senior levels.

The curriculum includes:

  • 42 hours of undergraduate core curriculum courses (Areas A – E)
  • 18 hours of criminal justice core courses (Area F)
  • 12 hours of foundations of analysis courses (Area G)
  • 3 hours of legal issues courses (Area H)
  • 15 hours of criminal justice issues courses (Area I)
  • 6 or 9 hours of capstone and internship courses (Area J)
  • 21 or 24 hours of electives
  • Total of 120 credit hours

View a detailed list of curriculum requirements.

Description

Contacts

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
55 Park Place NE; 5th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-413-1020
Fax: 404-413-0130

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
14 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30303

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