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Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology offers criminal justice programs leading to three outcomes:

  • A one-year professional certificate.
  • An Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

The bachelor's degree enables students to demonstrate a general knowledge of law enforcement, research, corrections, and criminology. Students must take a minimum of 39 credit hours in criminal justice courses in residence at CSU.

Up to 12 hours of credit from professional training academies may be applied toward an associate or bachelor's degree.

The Criminal Justice program also offers advanced professional training and graduate degrees through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and the Columbus State Graduate School respectively.

The CSU Sociology program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to educate students about a broad range of topics in the study of sociology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Using the latest technological teaching innovations, sociology online courses are easy to navigate, provide multiple opportunities for interaction, and deliver course content in an effective and comprehensive manner.

For more information, contact the Criminal Justice and Sociology Department at 706-507-8700.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Graduates of CSU's criminal justice programs find secure jobs with local, state and federal government agencies such as city and state police and sheriffs' departments, probation and parole departments, FBI, Georgia Bureaus of Investigation, drug enforcement agencies, the Secret Service, correctional institutions, juvenile justice agencies and in private, industrial security.

  • City and state police
  • Sheriffs' departments
  • Probation departments
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Drug enforcement agencies
  • Secret Service
  • Correctional institutions
  • Juvenile justice agencies
  • Private, industrial security
  • FBI

Careers in Sociology

After graduation Sociology graduates find employment in many fields including:

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Adoption Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Human Resources
  • Welfare Counselor
  • Community Service Agency
  • Claims Representative
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Case Aid Worker
  • Child Abuse Case Manager
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Researcher
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Labor Relations
  • Personnel Interviewer