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Criminal Justice Management Certificate
( 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): SOCMAR, SOCNAV   [ more information ]
Program / Degree Level: Undergraduate, Certificate
Subject Area: Security and Protective Services
Program Website:
Enrollment Capacity: 100

Full Description

A career in criminal justice is one of today's most challenging and exciting opportunities. Through the Darton College Online Degree Program in Criminal Justice you can earn an online associate's while keeping up with your busy schedule. Complete your course work via the Internet while earning the same quality degree as students attending the Darton campus in Albany, Georgia. The online program includes a total of 64 to 68 credit hours of coursework meeting University System of Georgia standards in the core curriculum, with 18 hours of credit in the criminal justice major. Under the recommended program of study, full-time online students will complete the Associate of Science degree in just four semesters.

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 Management Certificate
( Darton State College )

Program Cost Information **

Online Tuition Rate$ 423.00 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:
    Costs are subject to change. The course management system can be accessed via the Internet without purchasing proprietary software.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Fall Jul 15  2011
Spring Dec 01  2011
Summer Apr 27  2012
Financial Aid Available: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, Work Study, Other,  
Email: See Web Site
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 Management Certificate
( Darton State College )

Credit Hours

Total Hours Required to Earn Degree/Certificate: 30 (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

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 Management Certificate
( 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 postsecondary 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:  Wendy Kennedy
Telephone:  229-317-6814

Criminal Justice Management Certificate
( Darton State College )

Projected Course Offerings

Fall Semester
BUSA 2200 Principles of Management
BUSA 2215 Prin of Human Resources Management
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ENGL 1101 English Composition I
COMM 1110 Public Speaking*

Spring Semester
CRJU 2205 Introduction to Criminal Law
CRJU 2215 Introduction to Criminology
CISM 2201 Fund of Computer Application
Elective** CRJU/BUSA**

Summer Semester
CRJU 1110 Criminal Justice Management and Supervision

Additional Schedule Information

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