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Department of Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science

Our mission is to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students, whether you’re majoring in Criminal Justice, Law & Society or Political Science, or simply need to fill a general education requirement. 

In our department, you’ll find caring, motivated and talented professors who aim to make your educational experience a positive one.

This is an exciting time to be studying and working in the social and behavioral sciences. There are many public and private industry-related careers within Criminal Justice, Law & Society and Political Science. We offer a diverse set of courses, research opportunities and internships in federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private corporations. Whether your goal is to work in international relations, government or pursue a law degree, our advanced opportunities will help you compete in the professional world. 

Please call, e-mail or drop by if you have any questions. My door is always open. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.

Dr. Daniel Skidmore-Hess

Department Head, Criminal Justice, Social & Political Science 

NEWS:

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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