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Bachelor of Science

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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

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

Online Flexibility

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.

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

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.

Program Information


Undergraduate Major

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Charles Huffman, Ph.D.


Faculty & Staff

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Top Rated Program in Georgia

Ranked among the top 3 Best and Most Affordable Online Colleges for Criminal Justice.


Everyone here students, faculty, and staff included supports you not only in your academics but your life and wellbeing also. That is an essential component to thriving in any setting, and that is what makes GSW so amazing.

Haley Stark Sociology & Criminal Justice Major
Clearwater, Florida