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Criminal Justice


  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Forensics

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is the study of crime and control. The Criminal Justice program provides students with a strong foundation in criminological principles, theory, and research while also introducing them to how these things can be applied to working with people in the criminal justice system and nonprofit sector.

Choose this degree if you are interested in…

  • Identifying solutions to crime problems.
  • Investigating crimes that have occurred.
  • Examining how crime and control shape individual experience.
  • Working at a criminal justice agency or nonprofit organization.
  • Helping people.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree will be able to do the following:

  • Identify various functions of the criminal justice system
  • Explain crime using criminological theories
  • Critically examine the relationship between the criminal justice system and various groups
  • Analyze criminal justice data
  • Apply knowledge from criminal justice coursework to real-world issues

The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to capitalize on the diversity of the Clayton State student population and multidisciplinary training of faculty to provide students with a specialized understanding of the criminal justice system and criminal behavior. Curriculum and instruction are designed to advance knowledge, understanding, and skills relevant to the criminal justice discipline in order to prepare students for careers, advancement, or graduate studies in criminal justice, law, and other justice-related fields.

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Andrea Allen

Andrea Allen

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Program Coordinator

Forensics Minor - Co-Coordinator