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Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice offers three programs leading to three outcomes:

  • A one-year professional certificate.
  • An Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

The bachelor's degree enables students to demonstrate a general knowledge of law enforcement, research, corrections and criminology. Students must take a minimum of 39 credit hours in criminal justice courses in residence at CSU.

Up to 12 hours of credit from professional training academies may be applied toward an associate or bachelor's degree.

The Criminal Justice program also offers advanced professional training and graduate degrees through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and the Columbus State Graduate School respectively.

Graduates of CSU's criminal justice programs find secure jobs with local, state and federal government agencies such as city and state police and sheriffs' departments, probation and parole departments, FBI, Georgia Bureaus of Investigation, drug enforcement agencies, the Secret Service, correctional institutions, juvenile justice agencies and in private, industrial security.

For more information, contact the Criminal Justice Department at 706-507-8700.

Sociology

The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Using the latest technological teaching innovations, sociology online courses are easy to navigate, provide multiple opportunities for interaction, and deliver course content in an effective and comprehensive manner.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology offer the following degrees:

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice (A.A.S.C.J.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Sociology (General Sociology)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Sociology (Applied Sociology)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Sociology (Crime, Deviance and Society)