Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for employment within the criminal justice system in the areas of municipal, state, and federal law enforcement; corrections; juvenile justice and probation, etc. by providing students with a foundation of the knowledge, principles, theories, and functions common to the American Criminal Justice system. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, students will demonstrate mastery of the essential content of the criminology core curriculum, the ability to critically analyze major concepts and theoretical perspectives in criminal justice, and understanding of essential elements of academic and professional writing, research, scholarship and professional and ethical values in the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice degree program is available fully online through eMajor, a consortium of SACSCOC accredited institutions in the University System of Georgia. Top faculty from Dalton State College, Georgia Southwestern State University and Georgia Highlands College participate in the delivery of the Criminal Justice program. Students can enroll part-time or full-time and courses are available on a continuous schedule. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): (Insert school) evaluates Criminal Justice students' prior learning for credit toward degree completion. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) can include credits earned from the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) administered by the College Board, American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military education and professional development, departmental exams, and portfolio development. Delivery: This program is fully online, with no on-campus attendance requirements. Students conduct all work online, including team projects, exams, discussion posts, and case studies.