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Degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Prepare for a successful, rewarding career protecting and helping people by earning your degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology!

Students work with award-winning Georgia Southern faculty in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences to build a foundation of knowledge of the criminal justice system, the law and causes of crime and victimization, as well as the social, political, legal, philosophical and historical contexts that influence criminal justice practice and policy.

With a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, you’ll gain the education you need for a variety of careers in victim advocacy, law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections, law, data analyses, and digital forensics. The curriculum provides a broad education of crime, legal processes, investigative procedures and the causes of criminal behavior , the components of the criminal justice system, victimology, effective criminal justice policies, and ethics.

Our flexible program lets you take both in-person and online classes. Choose from two concentration tracks:

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology: Available fully online or on campus at both our Armstrong and Statesboro campuses
  • Cybercrime: Available at the Armstrong Campus (some courses may be completed in Statesboro or online)

Minors in Criminal Justice

The program offers two 18-credit hour minors to supplement and enhance any degree program:

Online Graduate Certificate Program in Cybercrime

The online graduate certificate supplements a previously-earned bachelor’s degree with a focus on educating students about a variety of cybercrime types, including but not limited to hacking, online economic crimes, and cyberstalking, how the criminal justice system responds to cybercrime, cybercrime legislation, and the investigation of cybercrimes.  Students are able to learn digital forensics through both online and in-person courses when available.

All courses in the cybercrime certificate program may be applied to the online cybercrime concentration of the Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

On Campus and Online Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Take your career further with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Our programs emphasize the skills and techniques necessary for leadership positions within the criminal justice field.

We offer three concentrations within the degree program structured both for students seeking careers or professional advancement in the criminal justice field, and for students who ultimately wish to pursue an advanced degree in criminal justice/criminology.

  • Criminology: Available at Statesboro campus (most courses may also be completed online).
    Explore and research a deeper analysis of the nature, prevalence, causes and consequences of crime.
  • Criminal Justice: Available fully online and at Statesboro campus.
    Refine your analytical, research and critical thinking skills to foster a greater understanding of the criminal justice system
  • Cybercrime: Available fully online.
    Learn advanced digital forensics practices to investigate cybercrimes that affect our national security and public safety

Last updated: 8/9/2021