The criminal justice program helped me realize that substance abuse is so prevalent and that most of those who suffer from addiction don’t belong in the justice system, but need help in order to change their ways.
The B.A. in Criminal Justice from Georgian Court University is a truly multidisciplinary effort designed to maximize student’s preparation for a rapidly expanding field of professional opportunities and research.
Students who pursue a major in criminal justice at GCU will find that our faculty are passionate about their areas of scholarship and professional experiences in the field. We aim to instill in our students the ability to think critically about criminal justice systems and a desire to act with extraordinary integrity and professionalism. Our curriculum is designed with social justice and the development of concrete and translatable skills in mind. Such skills include the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, to understand strategies and tools of effective problem solving, and to evaluate the impact of diversity on criminal justice systems.
Graduates of our criminal justice program will be equipped for careers in local, state or federal government agencies; law; consulting, security, research, international agencies, social services, corrections, and nonprofit organizations.
To gain a deeper understanding of how politics, laws, and history shape society today, consider a minor in politics, law, and history.