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Criminal Justice Degree at University of Georgia (UGA)

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Criminal Justice Degree

The criminal justice degree program at University of Georgia prepares students for instruction that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Students who graduate from the criminal justice degree program will have knowledge in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer criminal justice degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Criminal Justice program at University of Georgia, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

  • Description:

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, first-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Athens-Clarke County, GA
      • Total Employment: 210
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.05
      • Average Annual Salary: $45,870

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Criminal Justice Programs in Georgia

Criminal Justice programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Athens Technical College

Athens, GA
Type: Community College

48 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (C,A)
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Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
Type: Community College

100 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (C,A)
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Piedmont College

Demorest, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B)
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North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

61 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B)
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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

130 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B,M)
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Clayton State University

Morrow, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

48 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B)
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Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B,M)
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Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (C)
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Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, GA
Type: Community College

75 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (C,A)
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Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA
Type: 4-Year Public College

91 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B)