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Criminal Justice - Associate of Science
( Darton State College )

Institutional and Program Accreditation

Program accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Darton State College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

General Information

Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC): SOC, SOCMAR   [ more information ]
Program / Degree Level: Undergraduate, Associate's
Subject Area: Security and Protective Services
Program Website:
Enrollment Capacity: 50

Full Description

A career in criminal justice is one of today's most challenging and exciting opportunities. Graduates can enjoy a variety of employment opportunities that provide unique day-to-day work experiences. The criminal justice fields are demanding better trained and educated personnel. Darton College's criminal justice program prepares students for careers in all three major areas of the system - law enforcement, courts, and corrections - as well as for transfer to a baccalaureate institution.

Delivery Format

The program is delivered primarily through Internet  

Campus Attendance Requirements

No campus visits.  All coursework and assignments conducted online.


Completion of appropriate learning support courses.  

Application Information

Term Application Deadline
Fall Open    
Spring Open    
Summer Open    

Financial Aid: For information about cost and financial aid deadlines, please see the Cost & Financial Aid information for the program.

Special Requirements

Students must meet all graduation requirements set forth by Darton College.  

Technical Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals; Headphones, printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science
( Darton State College )

Program Cost Information **

Online Tuition Rate$ 572.00 USD (Average per course cost, Not including fees)

** Actual tuition costs may vary, based on the program, student level and student major. Please be sure to contact the college or university for your specific tuition and fee amounts.

Other cost considerations:
    Additional fees (including proctored tests requirements) may be found at - click Additional Course Fees.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Fall Jul 15 
Spring Dec 01 
Summer Apr 27 
Financial Aid Available: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, Work Study, Other,  
Telephone: 229-317-6746

Financial Aid Notes

To see additional information on Finacial Aid, or to contact a Financial Aid Advisor at Darton College, go to

Special Financial Aid Opportunities

The Darton College Office of Student Financial Aid can help you find sources to finance your education. It is important to apply for financial aid as early as possible to allow for complete processing of your financial aid applications. We want to help you reach your educational goals. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed annually to assist in determining financial need using confidential information provided by the applicant. The Darton College Federal identification number to be used on the FAFSA is 001543. See instructions on how to apply at:

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science
( Darton State College )

Credit Hours

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree/Certificate: 62-68 (semester hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: varies

Credit Transfer Policy

Darton College will accept transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities. A grade of "C" or better is required, and credit is issued for equivalent courses in the student's curriculum at Darton College. In addition, a maximum of two courses carrying grades of "D" may be transferred if they satisfy curricular requirements and if the student's cumulative transfer average is at least 2.00 by the Darton College method of computation. No freshman English courses with grades less than "C" may be transferred
Registrar 229-317-6742
Admissions 229-317-6740

Registrar 229-317-6742
Admissions 229-317-6740

Special Credit Transfer Information

The Director of Admissions may refer any application to the Admissions Committee for further study and advice. The Director of Admissions, however, has the right to make a final decision on all applications. The decision may be appealed under provisions set forth by the College and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science
( Darton State College )


Applicants must have completed all 16 of the required 16 College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) courses in high school, or all 13 of the required 13 Career/Technical Preparatory Curriculum courses in high school. Students who have not completed the 16 units of the CPC and who intend to be in degree programs leading to baccalaureate degrees must take additional courses to make up for CPC course deficiencies.

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Admissions Contact

Telephone: 866-775-1214

Application Requirements

Applicants must pay a nonrefundable application fee $25.00(MasterCard or Visa). Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED scores, if applicable. Applicants are not required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores. However, minimum scores of 430 Verbal SAT (17 English ACT) and 400 Math SAT (17 Math ACT) may be used to exempt COMPASS placement testing Schedule a time to take the COMPASS placement examination, if applicable. See

Students must submit official transcripts from all post secondary schools previously attended

After this online application for admission has been submitted, students will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions requesting any additional information required along with the dates for any testing to be completed before entering college.

Application Deadlines

Fall Open    
Spring Open    
Summer Open    

Pre-Enrollment Advising

Name:  Manswell Peterson
Telephone:  229-317-6809

Criminal Justice - Associate of Science
( Darton State College )

Projected Course Offerings

Darton College recommends the following course track for transfer students.

Area A Courses (9 hours)
ENGL 1101 English Composition I
ENGL 1102 English Composition II
MATH 1111 College Algebra

Area B Courses (4 hours)
BUSA 1100 Financial Planning and Investment Management
CISM 2201 Fundamentals of Computer Applications
COMM 1000 Cultural Diversity in Communication
COMM 1100 Human Communications
COMM 1111 Issues in Argumentation and Advocacy
COMM 2105 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Online
COMM 2220 Introduction to Small Group Communication
ETHI 1101 Issues in Ethics
LEAD 1101 Leadership Development
PHED 2210 Sport Injury Prevention & Care
PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
POLS 1105 Current World Problems

Area C Courses (6 hours) - Select COMM 1110 and one literature course.
COMM 1110 Public Speaking
ENGL 2111 World Literature I
ENGL 2112 World Literature II
ENGL 2122 British Literature II
ENGL 2131 American Literature I
ENGL 2132 American Literature II

Area D Courses (11 hours) -
Select MATH 2205 and two lab science courses to equal 8 hours. The following combinations cannot be used to complete Area D: BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1110; CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1211; PHSC 1011 and PHYS 1111 or PHYS 2211; PHSC 1012 and CHEM 1151 or CHEM 1211.
BIOL 1107K Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1108K Principles of Biology II
BIOL 1110K Introduction to Environmental Biology
CHEM 1151K Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 1211K Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1212K Principles of Chemistry II
MATH 2205 Introduction to Statistics
PHSC 1011K Introduction Physical Science I
PHSC 1012K Introduction to Physical Science II
PHYS 1111K Introductory Physics I
PHYS 1112K Introductory Physics II
PHYS 2211K Principles of Physics I
PHYS 2212K Principles of Physics II

Area E Courses (12 hours) - Select one World History and one U.S. History, POLS 1101 and SOCI 1101
HIST 1111 Survey of World History I
HIST 1112 Survey of World History II
HIST 2111 U.S. History Through 1877
HIST 2112 History after 1877
POLS 1101 American Government in World Perspective
SOCI 1101 Principles of Sociology

Area F Courses (18 hours) - Select CRJU 1100, CRJU 2205, CRJU 2215, CRJU 2230 and 6 hours from the remaining courses.
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II
ANTH 1103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 2205 Introduction To Criminal Law
CRJU 2215 Introduction To Criminology
CRJU 2230 Introduction To Corrections
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 2030 Ethics
POLS 2401 Introduction to Global Issues
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
PSYC 2215 Human Growth and Development
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems

Area G Courses (2 hours) - Veterans of more than one year of active military service may apply for an exception to the Physical Education requirement.
PHED 1161 Fitness I

Institutional Requirements (0-2 hours)
Depending on your enrollment status you may be required to take DART 1000. DART is required for each first-time entering freshman (part-time or full-time).
DART 1000 First Year Experience

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