Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice degree information on this page is provided for those students who have declared Criminal Justice as their major prior to Fall 2021. No new Criminal Justice majors are accepted into this program beginning in Fall 2021, as the program will be terminated effective Spring 2023. This information is provided to inform already-enrolled Criminal Justice majors how to finish their degree before Spring 2023. Current majors should contact their advisor to plan their course work toward degree completion or transfer possibilities.

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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