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    Jul 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice

Program Overview

The BA in Criminal Justice teaches core criminal justice concepts and theories that help students to analyze and understand criminal behavior and various structures within the criminal justice system. Our majors conduct research using the major data sources used by criminologists, learn to recognize strengths and weaknesses in qualitative and quantitative analyses, and discuss the ethical issues that can arise in the course of research. They also develop an understanding of the administration of justice and the history and philosophy of law enforcement, including issues relevant to the operation of the correctional system and its subsystems. Our faculty are dedicated to student learning, both in the classroom and through community involvement.  We have a long tradition of supporting vibrant student organizations and encouraging student involvement in research.

Program Coordinator
Kim Davies, PhD
Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression and Graduation Requirements
  • A grade of C or better is required in all Major Concentration courses.
  • Exit Exam required in final term.

Core Area A-E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Area F: 18 Hours

A grade of C or better is required in these courses.

Choose from the following courses: 9

Choose three courses from the following:

Free Electives: 24-26 Hours

At least 6 credit hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124