What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Criminal Justice Pathway, A.S.

Email: scody@gsu.edu

Phone: 770-274-5023

What Is Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, sanctioning those who violate laws and delivering penalties and/or rehabilitation efforts.

Why Study Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice courses offer a balanced introduction to the three facets of the criminal justice system: policing, courts and corrections. Students gain insight into criminal courts, security, police and corrections operations. They identify the legal, social and technological challenges in the criminal justice field. The study of criminal justice often serves as an introduction for students planning to attend law school.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Criminal Justice Pathway, A.S.

Email: scody@gsu.edu

Phone: 770-274-5023

What Is Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, sanctioning those who violate laws and delivering penalties and/or rehabilitation efforts.

Why Study Criminal Justice?

Criminal justice courses offer a balanced introduction to the three facets of the criminal justice system: policing, courts and corrections. Students gain insight into criminal courts, security, police and corrections operations. They identify the legal, social and technological challenges in the criminal justice field. The study of criminal justice often serves as an introduction for students planning to attend law school.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

A degree in criminal justice can lead to employment in the following fields:

    ·       Court reporter
    ·       Corrections officer
    ·       Crime scene investigation
    ·       Cyber crime
    ·       Detective
    ·       Juvenile justice
    ·       Law enforcement

For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics – For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9030 Criminal Justice Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Criminal Justice

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

Area E: 

Recommended Course: CRJU 2200 Social Science and the American Crime Problem (3)*

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Required Courses (12):
  • CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 2110 Policing in America (3)
  • CRJU 2310 Corrections (3)
  • CRJU 2700 American Criminal Courts (3)
  1. Electives (6):
  • Select two 3.0 hour courses chosen from the 1000-2000 level offerings

CRJU 2200 is a recommended elective in Area F if not taken in Area E. Special Note: All students pursuing an Associate of Science, Pathway – Criminal Justice must comply with each state’s criminal background check requirements in order to work in the field. Students unwilling or unable to take and pass a criminal background check should not pursue this program. * Fall 2016, CRJU 2200 replaced CRJU 2410.

Description

Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell, Administrative Assistant
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Alpharetta Campus

Adam Stone, Associate Department Chair of Social Science
astone@gsu.edu
678-240-6231

Contessa Paige,Administrative Assistant
cpaige@gsu.edu
678-240-6037

Clarkston Campus

George Vargis, Associate Department Chair of History and Political Science
gvargis@gsu.edu
678-891-2402

Marc Zayac, Department Associate Chair of Social Science
mzayac@gsu.edu
678-891-3289

Mary Brown, Administrative Assistant
Mbrown198@gsu.edu
678-891-3368

Dunwoody Campus

John C. Redmond, Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
jredmond@gsu.edu
770-274-5402

Alicia Braswell
abraswell@gsu.edu
770-274-5588

Newton Campus

Karen Wheel-Carter, Associate Department Chair of Social Science/Business
kwheelcarter@gsu.edu
678-891-3401

 

Online

Ursula Thomas, Associate Department Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science
Uthomas3@gsu.edu
770-274-5408

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.