Dr. Daniel Skidmore-Hess
Interim Department Head

Amy Delince
Department Secretary

Phone: 912.344.2593
Fax: 912.344.3438
Department of Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science

Certificate in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice that may be completed in one year of full-time study, available entirely online. The Department of CJSPS proposes to develop an Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice. The program is designed to offer students an opportunity to complete all Area F courses which then may be folded into the Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree.

Career Opportunities

Our nation recognizes the necessity of well-educated criminal justice professionals. Career opportunities in criminal justice including the following:
  • police officers
  • private security professionals
  • correctional officers
  • intake and classification specialists
  • probation and parole officers
  • juvenile justice agency personnel

Coupled with relevant work experience, academic study in criminal justice sharpens the candidate's competitive edge for state and federal law enforcement openings, court administration positions, and state and federal probation and parole positions.

Admissions and Completion

This Certificate is an academic program which requires that all students be admitted into the university through the regular admissions process. If you are interested in pursuing this certificate program please contact the head of the Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science for advisement.  Current contact is Dr. Daniel Skidmore-Hess, 224 University Hall.

Course of Study

All Courses are for 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ENGL 1101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 1102 - Composition II
  • One of the following courses:
    • HIST 1111 - Civilization I
    • HIST 1112 - Civilization II
  • One of the following courses:
    • MATH 1001 - Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
    • MATH 1111 - College Algebra
    • MATH 1113 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • ARTS 1100 - Art Appreciation
  • CRJU 1100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 2020 – Ethical Theories & Moral Issues in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 2210 – Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CRJU 2410 – Introduction to Corrections
  • One of the following courses
    • CRJU 2200 – Criminal Investigation
    • CRJU 2510 – Introduction to Criminal Law