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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Degrees & Programs

Undergraduate

The Criminal Justice program has several degree and program options that fit the individual needs of any student. Graduates of the criminal justice program find secure jobs with local, state, and federal government agencies such as city and state police, sheriffs' departments, probation and parole departments, Georgia and Federal Bureaus of Investigation, drug enforcement agencies, the Secret Service, correctional institutions, juvenile justice agencies, and private industrial security.

Students in degree programs are reminded that evening students may have to take some courses during the day to complete degree requirements.

Click on any of the degree types below to learn more information.

Program Degree Type Coordinator
Criminal Justice B.S., AAS, Certificate Dr. Michael Bailey
bailey_michael@columbusstate.edu

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Ethical conduct

If you are seeking a criminal justice degree, you should know that this field requires a high standard of ethical behavior. If you see yourself being unable to maintain the expected ethical standard, you should consider changing your course of study.

Cheating and plagiarism are just two examples of academic misconduct, or unethical conduct. Being charged with a criminal offense raises the possibility of behavioral misconduct or unethical conduct that may very likely cause you to fail assignments, fail the course, be removed from study in the Criminal Justice Department and-or be expelled from CSU.

Remember also that most occupations require letters of recommendation and referral before you can be hired. Most professors will not provide such letters if the ethical standard of the criminal justice discipline has not been met. Little leniency is given in particular incidents. The choice is yours.

(See CSU's Student Handbook for more on academic and behavioral misconduct).