Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in criminal justice. Here, you will find:

  • Great faculty such as: Dr. Brittany Strickland
  • Spacious facilities, including "smart" computer classrooms.
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills, including hands-on research projects in class and service-learning in the field.
  • Opportunities to learn outside the classroom through the college's Criminal Justice Club.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With criminal justice as your major, you have a world of options open to you in a variety of settings. Most students who study criminal justice transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, policy officers, special agents, state troopers, corrections or rehabilitation counselors, and a wide spectrum of other careers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs as police and detectives to grow by 5% by 2029.

EGSC Criminal justice students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • West Georgia College

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
CRJU 2501 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2601 Criminology 3
CRJU 2701 Courts & Basic Criminal Procedure 3
CRJU 2000 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 2102 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSYC 2103 Introduction to Human Development 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

More Information » Curriculum Sheet and Two-Year Academic Plan - Associate of Arts Degree / Criminal Justice

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