The Criminal Justice program at Augusta University includes not only a traditional focus on the criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, and corrections), but goes beyond to include Criminology.
Criminology, is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the scientific study of crime, its causes, and methods of prevention. Our multidisciplinary Criminal Justice Program at AU draws from Sociology, Political Science, English, and Psychology to prepare students to work in all aspects of the criminal justice system and beyond by helping them gain desirable skills in communication, data analyses, problem solving, and teamwork.
Augusta University offers several options for Criminal Justice students:
A bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice provides the opportunity to pursue numerous careers in various areas, including corrections, outreach, casework, administration, surveillance, reentry, probation, counseling, patrolling, research, prevention, parole, security, advocacy, forensics, law, teaching, juvenile justice, program development, prevention services, investigations, loss prevention and advocacy.
Examples of potential employers include law enforcement offices, courts, Homeland Security, corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, law firms, and medical centers.
We have a diverse group of full-time faculty members who are researchers and adjunct faculty with experience in the field.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Students must complete Exit Exams; All majors must complete exit survey in term they graduate.