Department of Criminal Justice
The Department of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Majors include criminal justice and general studies. The department also offers a graduate degree. For information regarding this graduate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions or visit the North Georgia website.
The Criminal Justice Program reflects the growing academic emphasis of the discipline. Criminal Justice is not a narrow technical or vocational discipline. It is a social science discipline focusing on the complexities of human behavior. The curriculum of the major provides a broad conceptual framework of the discipline. The program seeks to develop leaders in the field who are able to integrate and augment the knowledge of the discipline. After completing a foundational exposure to all important aspects of the discipline, students select major elective courses that will permit them to specialize in a specific field of the criminal justice discipline. Courses may include in-depth investigations in policing, courts, corrections, or forensics. A student can also choose to concentrate their course work in criminal forensics within the B.S. degree program. The B.S. degree in criminal justice requires an internship experience.
The baccalaureate degree program in General Studies is designed for students who wish to expand their educational experience beyond a single educational track. The program requires students to complete advanced discipline content in three focus areas. Students will bring their cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills to advanced study in other areas. In GSTU 4000, the capstone General Studies course, students will document their achievement of North Georgia's learning outcomes. The baccalaureate degree program in General Studies is ideally suited to support student's desire for a broad-based educational experience.
"NO GRADE BELOW "C" WILL BE ACCEPTABLE IN ANY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSE OR ANY COURSE IN THE MAJOR AREA FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE."