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Criminal Justice BS

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Because technology is moving at an alarming rate, crime and criminal organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The need for criminal justice professionals demands educated individuals to fulfill these roles in the justice system. By pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree, you will be prepared to enter the field with the essential knowledge and skills required to be successful in the profession. Core courses in the Criminal Justice program consist of administration of justice, criminology, ethics and criminal procedure, coupled with a concentration in juvenile justice law enforcement, research methods, penology and law.

Industry Highlights

Careers for criminal justice and protective service professionals are on the rise and expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Immigration and Naturalization
  • Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Border Patrol & Customs
  • Police Departments

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of diverse and full-time faculty with doctoral training, research expertise and professional experience in the criminal justice field. Internships will help acquaint you with real-world experience and establish professional contacts for future employment.

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(July 6, 2016) – The Savannah City Council recently appointed Armstrong State University Political Science Professor Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz to the Greater Savannah International Alliance (GSIA) for a three-year term. As a board member, da Cruz will contribute his knowledge of international relations and politics, encourage citywide participation in GSIA activities, direct initiatives and seek out viable opportunities to expand Savannah’s global reach.

Read More Armstrong English Professor Selected to Attend the Ernest J. Gaines Summer Scholar Institute

(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.

Read More Armstrong Professor Teresa Winterhalter Invited to Attend Japan Diplomatic Seminar

(June 9, 2016) – Armstrong English professor and Liberal Arts Associate Dean Teresa Winterhalter has been selected to participate in a two-week Japan Diplomatic Seminar in July as part of a grant sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

Read More Armstrong Signs Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence

(June 7, 2016) – Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence located at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach.

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