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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,  law and cyber crime.

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.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong To Host Discussion with “Mercy Street” Actor William Mark McCullough and Dr. Felicity Turner on Feb. 23

(February 21, 2017) – In “Presenting the Civil War: Women, Medicine and Hollywood on ‘Mercy Street’,” the two will discuss PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Free Start Strong, Start Now Minimester Registration Event on Feb. 17

(February 13, 2017) – Kick start your career in information technology, business economics, health science or another exciting field with this one-day registration event for new students. Complete an application, be admitted and sign up for the upcoming minimester all on the same day. All application fees will be waived for this event. Click through for additional details.

Read More Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture on Jan. 26

(January 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Comparative Literature Assistant Professor Hapsatou Wane and History Associate Professor Allison Scardino Belzer. In a lecture titled “Women in Conflict: Constructing Identity in the Twentieth Century During Dictatorship and War,” they will draw from distinct historical moments and settings to explore how women writers respond to political and military conflict.

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.

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