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CJSPS: About Our Department

Leadership in Public Service

The Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science offers Bachelor and Master of Science degree programs in criminal justice, a Bachelor of Arts degree program in political science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree program in law and society. Internships and practical experience, designed to foster leadership skills within public service, are available in all programs. The department endorses the ideal of liberal education and views it as an enlargement of education in related professional areas. As such, all departmental programs and courses are conceptually based so that students will develop the theoretical sophistication to understand and manage the practical realities of the field. Instructional effectiveness, public service, and scholarly activity are inseparable components of this curricular integrity. The department encourages original research by both faculty and students, and supports community service through such vehicles as the university's Public Service Center.

Alternative Location

The Criminal Justice B.S. program is also offered at the Liberty Center in Liberty County.

Faculty Resources


Read More Maxine Bryant to Speak at Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

(July 14, 2017) – Armstrong State University Lecturer of Criminal Justice Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at the 2017 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Justice and Resistance in Athens, Ga. on Nov. 11. 

Read More Military Times Ranks Armstrong’s Cybersecurity Program # 9 in the Nation

(April 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been ranked #9 on the prestigious Military Times 10 Best Cybersecurity Programs list. Armstrong is the only university in Georgia included on the list.

Read More Armstrong State University Ranks #41 on U.S. News & World Report for 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs

(January 10, 2016) – In a report published today, U.S.News & World Report ranks Armstrong State University #41 on the 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs list. Armstrong is the only institution in Georgia to be included in the national rankings.

Read More Armstrong Students Advance to the Semifinals in South Atlantic Moot Court Tournament

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University students Roxy Simons and Marisol Estrada, both seniors and political science majors, were semifinalists in the 2017 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court tournament, held at the University of Central Florida. Simons and Estrada took the first seed after winning the quarterfinal round against a team from the University of Georgia.

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