Criminology Degree at University of West Georgia

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Criminology Degree

The criminology program at University of West Georgia prepares students for careers as a police officer, corrections officer, forensic science technician, probation and community control officer, and loss prevention specialist. The program focuses on the systematic study of crimes as a sociopathological phenomenon and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Program courses include: theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, social attitudes and policy, and issues in law enforcement administration and policy. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer criminology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Criminology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of West Georgia has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree92
Master's Degree10

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male38
Female64

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black44
Hispanic3
White49
Multiple Races3
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Criminology program at University of West Georgia, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Sociologists

Description

Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, sociologists employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.7% from 2014 to 2024

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

Other schools offering Criminology Programs in Georgia

Criminology 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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Mercer University

Macon, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Criminology (B)

Paine College

Augusta, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminology (B)

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