Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice and probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories, and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system.

Upon completion of the Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, students will: demonstrate mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum, demonstrate the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice, demonstrate an understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing, demonstrate an understanding of academic and professional research and scholarship and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical values in the criminal justice field.


Program Curriculum


Undergraduate Major

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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Faculty & Staff


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About eMajor

A partnership with USG public institutions, eMajor provides quality, affordable, high-demand post-secondary degrees and credentials that address the workplace needs of Georgia and beyond. The eMajor program is supported by the USG’s eCampus service unit, which also supports the state’s eCore program.

  • Credit for Prior Learning
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Convenient Online Format

Criminal Justice Certificate

GSW also offers a Criminal Justice Certificate, which provides students with knowledge about the U.S. criminal justice system. The program is offered through the eMajor collaborative degree program with Dalton State College. All classes are online.  Completion of the Criminal Justice Certificate Program certifies that individuals are familiar with the purpose, function, and operation of the criminal justice system.


Certificate Curriculum