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Criminology Degree at University of West Georgia (UWG)

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  • Phone: (678) 839-5000

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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. UWG has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree48
    Master's Degree3

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male29
    Female22

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black13
    Hispanic1
    White35
    Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

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

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, sociologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.1% from 2010 to 2020

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Mercer University

Macon, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Criminology (B)
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Paine College

Augusta, GA
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminology (B)