Criminal Justice

Let's Get Associated.

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

  • Great faculty, most of whom have "real world" experience in their fields and can share that experience in the classroom.
  • 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 chapter of Alpha Sigma Psi, an honor society combining psychology, sociology and anthropology.

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.

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

  • Armstrong State University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Augusta 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 and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
Required Hours: 9
CRJU 2501 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2601 Criminology 3
CRJU 2701 Courts & Basic Criminal Procedures 3
Guided Elective Hours (Choose from the following): 0-9 *
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1111 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 1112 Western Civilization since 1648 3
HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History since 1865 3
MATH 1121 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2101 Psychological Adjustment 3
PSYC 2102 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSYC 2103 Human Growth and Development 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3

*NOTE: The student may choose any combination of classes from the Guided Electives and/or Foreign Language sections of this Program of Study to complete the required 18 hours.

Foreign Language Hours (Choose from the following): 0-9 *
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Program Total: 60 Hours

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